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Glyphosate Trials Delayed as Bayer Seeks Settlement

A number of glyphosate cancer cases that were scheduled to go to trial in the next several weeks have been postponed as Bayer AG attempts to reach a settlement with U.S. plaintiffs, Reuters reported this week. Assisting in the process is prominent mediation attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is best known as the architect of the 911 Victims Compensation Fund.

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Bayer's Home Country Planning Glyphosate Ban

In the latest blow to German-based conglomerate Bayer, the government of Germany itself has now announced that it will begin phasing out allowed uses of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the controversial herbicide Roundup.

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The Current Legal Troubles for the Future of JUUL and other Vaping Companies

No nation wants to fight a two-front war, although the U.S. and Germany both did it during the last century. Now, the e-cigarette industry finds itself in the same position. On one front is an ongoing and growing army of injury plaintiffs and their lawyers. On the other front are government regulators who threaten the industry's “freedom” to sell their products with little in the way of accountability for how they market them and to whom.

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Can Nexium and Prilosec Cause Greater Susceptibility to Allergies

The latest addition to a long list of risks and side effects associated with proton pump inhibitors is a predisposition to allergies, according to an Austrian research team. Their study, based on an examination of national health records spanning four years, has found that patients who take medications such as Nexium and Prilosec wind up being prescribed allergy meds twice as much as those who don't. This is a particular risk for women and those over 60 years of age.

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Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer Finally Recalled

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally requested that manufacturer Allergen issue a “voluntary” recall for its textured Biocell breast implants. The request comes two months after the FDA announced that despite having received a number of reports linking textured breast implants with a rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) it would not remove the products from the U.S. market.

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Jeffrey Epstein Arrested on Sex Trafficking Charges – More High-Profile Arrests to Follow?

Billionaire financier Jeffery Epstein, already a registered sex offender, was arrested by New York law enforcement over the weekend for allegedly engaging in sex trafficking of underage girls. The reporter who originally broke the story has been following Epstein's illicit activities over the past several years. She says a significant number of “powerful and important” people are going to be named as having been involved before it's over.

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Another Country Bans Glyphosate: Will Bayer Seek to Settle With Plaintiffs?

Bayer AG got more bad news this week as the Austrian parliament voted to ban glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company's legacy flagship product, Roundup. One member of the parliament told the media, “We want to be a role model for other countries in the EU and the world.” Other European countries have passed partial bans and severe restrictions on the sale and use of glyphosate, but Austria is the first EU member to ban the herbicide outright.

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UBS Yes (YES) Strategy Lawsuits / Sales Practice Investigation

The Levin Papantonio law firm is currently investigating UBS Financial Services, Inc. in connection with their sales practices related to Yield Enhancement Strategies (“YES”) and an even more complex version known as the “Iron Condor”. It appears that UBS employed YES Strategies for clients nationwide through Flatiron Partners, a private wealth management division.

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A Deadly Baby Sleeper Was Recalled: Too Little, Too Late?

When it came to the market in 2009, the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play baby sleeper seemed to be the answer to the prayers of haggard, over-scheduled, sleep-deprived parents, desperate for a convenient way to get their infants to sleep. It soon turned into a gut-wrenching tragedy, however, as over 30 infants were killed as a result of using a product that was poorly-designed and never tested for safety.

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