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FTI Consulting: managing reputations and risk

FTI Consulting, the Washington PR firm at the center of complaints over its working methods, is a global business boasting a specialty in helping companies deal with risks to their reputations or bottom lines. Its clients include Monsanto, which has suffered a series of high-stakes courtroom defeats in California, where three trials have ended with juries siding with plaintiffs blaming the company's controversial weedkiller Roundup for their cancer. German agro-chemicals and drugs giant Bayer ...
Tags: Science, California, Washington, Monsanto, Bayer, FTI


Consultant poses as journalist in Monsanto trial

Smiling and affable, the young woman was able to pass herself off as a fellow journalist to reporters including AFP covering a landmark trial in San Francisco on the health risks associated with the weedkiller Roundup. The relaxed, confident thirtysomething was in fact an employee of Washington-based FTI Consulting, which has a client list that includes Roundup-maker Monsanto and its parent company Bayer.
Tags: Science, Washington, San Francisco, Monsanto, FTI Consulting, Afp


Liability roundup

Oakland jury tells Monsanto to pay $2 billion over claim that Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, though the consensus among scientists is that it doesn’t [Tina Bellon, Reuters, earlier] Both sides in glyphosate trial bombarded Bay Area residents with local paid messaging; did Monsanto use geofencing to run ads on phones inside the courthouse itself? [Scott Greenfield, ABA Journal] Was judge in previous Bay Area glyphosate case swayed by P.R. campaign aimed at her? [Daniel Fisher, Legal News...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, Law, Oregon, Uncategorized, Connecticut, Monsanto, Junk Science, Oakland, Asbestos, Railroads, ABA Journal, Bay Area, Maryland General Assembly, Rodriguez, Hodgkin


What Happens When a Company Loses a $2 Billion Lawsuit

Earlier this week, a California jury awarded a couple a $2 billion verdict against Monsanto, the agrochemical and agricultural giant. The couple brought a lawsuit against the company, claiming their cancer was caused due to decades of exposure to its weed killer, Roundup. Monsanto intends to appeal the judgment. This latest mega lawsuit comes on...
Tags: General, California, Advertising, Monsanto


Monsanto ordered to pay $2B in Roundup cancer claim case: A look at other large product-liability awards

On Monday, Monsanto Co. was ordered to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple who claimed they got cancer after using its popular weed killer. This is the third courtroom loss for the agribusiness giant in California since August.
Tags: California, Finance, Article, Monsanto, Monsanto Co, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Elizabeth Zwirz, Kathleen Joyce, Fox-business/topic/consumer-lawsuits, F5bd22a1-3210-5f8c-b1ff-adaeab1554da


Jurors punish Monsanto with a record $2 billion verdict over Roundup weedkiller. But the story's not over

A jury said Roundup gave a California couple cancer. So it gave them the largest award of any personal injury case this year and the 8th biggest in US history.
Tags: Health, California, US, Monsanto


Roundup cancer trial ends with $2 billion verdict against Monsanto

It hasn't been a good year for the makers of Roundup weed killer. Back in March, a man was awarded an $80 million verdict after a jury decided that Monsanto's herbicide contributed to his positive diagnosis for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. That was just the latest in a string of rulings in favor of individuals who believe glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer, gave them cancer, but it doesn't hold a candle to the massive verdict that was just handed down in California.T...
Tags: Science, California, Monsanto, Oakland, Alva, Bayer, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Hodgkin, Alberta Pilliod


Jurors punish Monsanto with $2 billion verdict over Roundup weedkiller. But the story's not over

Of the thousands of cancer patients suing Monsanto, claiming its popular weed killer Roundup gave them cancer, only three cases have gone to trial.
Tags: News, Stories, Monsanto


Jurors punish Monsanto with a record $2 billion verdict over Roundup weedkiller. But the story's not over

A jury said Roundup gave a California couple cancer. So it gave them the largest award of any personal injury case this year and the 8th biggest in US history.
Tags: California, US, Cnn, Monsanto


Jury awards $2b to California couple who say Bayer's Roundup weedkiller gave them cancer

Back in 2018, evil got a shot in the arm when Nazi collaborators Bayer were allowed to buy Big Ag monopolists Monsanto, celebrating the marriage by getting rid of the Monsanto name (on the grounds that Monsanto's tactics had tarnished their reputation even worse than Bayer's use of concentration camp slaves and fatal medical experiments on Jews and others imprisoned by the Nazis, to say nothing of their notorious product Zyklon B). Monsanto's flagship product is Roundup (glyphosate), a wee...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, News, Roundup, Law, California, Finance, Germany, Nazis, Cancer, Gmo, Monsanto, Liability, Berenberg, Bayer


Study finds link between herbicide and human liver disease

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, has been linked to liver disease in animal models.
Tags: Health, Monsanto


Monsanto Loses Another Costly Trial Linking Roundup To Cancer

The courtroom victory is one of the largest product-defect verdicts in U.S. history.
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Jury returns $2 billion verdict against Monsanto for couple with cancer

A jury handed a $2.055 billion verdict in favor of a couple in California who say their cancer was caused by long-term exposure to Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, according to the plaintiffs' attorneys.
Tags: News, California, Stories, Monsanto


Jury returns $2 billion verdict against Monsanto for couple with cancer -- the biggest so far

A jury handed an unparalleled $2.055 billion verdict in favor of a couple in California who say their cancer was caused by long-term exposure to Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, according to the plaintiffs' attorneys.
Tags: California, Cnn, Monsanto


Trade fear fades; Monsanto hurts Bayer; Apple bear market

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.
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Monsanto ordered to pay $2 bn in latest Roundup blow

In a third major legal blow to Bayer-owned Monsanto and its weedkiller Roundup, a jury in California has ordered the chemicals giant to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a couple that sued on grounds the product caused their cancer, lawyers said. The ruling on Monday was the latest in a series of court defeats for Monsanto over the glyphosate-based product, but the company insists the weedkiller is not linked to cancer. The couple's legal team described the damages award as "historic," sa...
Tags: News, California, Monsanto, Bayer


California Couple Awarded $2 Billion In Roundup Cancer Trial

A jury in California on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused their cancer. Monsanto is a subsidiary of Bayer.
Tags: News, California, Monsanto


California jury orders Monsanto to pay $2 billion damages to a couple who got cancer from Roundup weedkiller

A jury in California on Monday ordered Bayer-owned Monsanto to pay more than $2 billion damages to a couple that sued on grounds the weed killer Roundup caused their cancer, lawyers said. The award was the latest in a series of court defeats for Monsanto over Roundup. The company insists the glyphosate-based product is not linked to cancer. The couple's legal team described the damages award as "historic," saying it totaled $2.055 billion after adding in slightly more than $55 million in com...
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Monsanto ordered to pay £1.5 billion to couple who got cancer from Roundup weedkiller

A couple who blame the weedkiller Roundup Ready for causing their cancer have been awarded £1.5bn.A jury in California on Monday ordered Monsanto to pay damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, both in their 70s, in the third and largest courtroom loss for the agriculture company since August.It found Monsanto was liable for the couple contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a cancer that affects the immune system.The jury also found Roundup had been defectively designed, that the company failed to war...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Associated Press, Alva, US supreme court, Bayer, Bayer AG, Hodgkin, DeWayne Johnson, Alberta Pilliod, Pilliod


Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

A Jury has ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay $2 billion to a California couple, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who claim the popular weed killer Roundup caused their cancer. It’s the third straight verdict against Monsanto and the largest payout yet.
Tags: Science, California, Monsanto, Alva, Alberta Pilliod


Attorney: They thought they could trust Monsanto

An Oakland jury handed down a verdict awarding $2.055 billion to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who say their non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by long-term exposure to Monsanto's weed killer, Roundup, according to a statement provided by the plaintiffs' team of attorneys.
Tags: News, Stories, Monsanto, Oakland, Alva, Hodgkin, Alberta Pilliod


Jury returns $2 billion verdict against Monsanto for couple with cancer

A jury handed a $2.055 billion verdict in favor of a couple in California who say their cancer was caused by long-term exposure to Monsanto's popular weed killer Roundup, according to the plaintiffs' attorneys.
Tags: Health, California, Monsanto


Monsanto Loses Another Roundup Cancer Trial, With Jury Awarding Over $2 Billion

Monsanto Co. lost a legal battle over its massively popular Roundup herbicide on Monday to the tune of $2.055 billion, with a jury in San Francisco ordering the court to pay out the stunning sum to a couple that said it caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Roundup, Cancer, Agriculture, Lawsuits, Courts, Monsanto, Carcinogens, Bayer


The Latest: Expert says $2 billion award likely reduced

The Latest on $2 billion verdict against Monsanto (all times local): 4 p.m.
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Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in latest weed killer cancer case

A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple claiming the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury’s verdict is third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August. The state court jury in Oakland concluded that Monsanto’s weed killer caused the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Alva Pilliod and Alberta Pilliod each contracted. Jurors awarded them each $1 billion in punitive damages in addition to compen...
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Monsanto must pay couple $2bn in largest verdict yet over cancer claims

California jury holds makers of Roundup weedkiller responsible for couple contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma A California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay more than $2bn to a couple that got cancer after using its weedkiller, marking the third and largest verdict against the company over Roundup.A jury in Oakland ruled Monday that Monsanto, now owned by the German pharmaceutical corporation Bayer, was liable for the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) cancer of Alva and Alberta Pilliod. The jury ordere...
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Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple claiming that the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury’s verdict is third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August. The state court jury in Oakland concluded […]
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Jury orders Monsanto to pay $2 billion in Roundup weed killer cancer case; appeal expected

On Monday, a jury ordered Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2 billion to a California couple           
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California jury awards couple $2 billion in verdict against Monsanto in third decision involving Roundup weed killer.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California jury awards couple $2 billion in verdict against Monsanto in third decision involving Roundup weed killer.
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Monsanto vows appeal after losing Roundup cancer claim case, ordered to pay $2B in damages

A California jury reportedly ruled in favor of a couple on Monday who alleged that Roundup weed killer triggered their cancer diagnoses, ultimately finding Monsanto responsible and ordering them to pay billions in damages.
Tags: California, Finance, Article, Monsanto, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Elizabeth Zwirz, B79858cf-4061-5aeb-b18f-19358c740179, Fox-business/topic/consumer-lawsuits