Category Archives: Class Actions and MDLs

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Takata Airbag Recall: The Largest Auto Recall in US History

The Takata Airbag Recall is considered the largest auto safety recall in United States history. The recall involves nearly 50 million airbags in cars, trucks, and SUVs of 19 different automakers. Caused by a defective inflator, the airbags are exploding when deployed in an accident, sending shrapnel flying across the cabin and seriously injuring drivers and passengers. There have even been 15 reported deaths in the US from this defect.  What Steps Have Been Taken to Resolve This Issue? Beginning in 2008, manufacturers issued letters informing car owners of the recall. They were urged to bring the vehicles to a local dealer to have them replaced. Up until recently, however, car owners were having trouble getting replacement airbags due to a supply shortage. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stated that the supply problems are over, and owners need to act. There are still more than 26 million…
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Did an Advertiser Help Cover Up Roundup’s Cancer Risk?

It seems like every day that goes by, more and more lawsuits are mounting against Monsanto questioning Roundup’s cancer risk. Our blog has been following the Roundup cancer risk story for weeks. A new report is shedding light on the role an advertising agency may have played in covering up Roundup’s cancer risk. Per the report, Monsanto has employed an agency in St. Louis to handle its advertising for over 20 years. The company’s ads, which have been banned in New York since the 1990s for being misleading, have claimed in the past that Roundup is “practically non-toxic” and less dangerous than table salt. Can Using Roundup Cause You to Develop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer? As we have discussed in previous blog posts, while it has yet to be proven that there is a definitive connection between Roundup weed-killer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer, multiple studies have discovered cancer and Roundup use…
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What Do Unsealed Court Documents Reveal About Roundup’s Cancer Risk?

The research and safety practices of Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup weed-killer, have been brought into question after a federal court unsealed documents earlier this month. Per The New York Times, the documents, which are related to ongoing litigation regarding the Roundup cancer risk issue, included internal emails and emails between Monsanto and federal regulators. What Did the Emails Reveal About Roundup’s Cancer Risk? We have been discussing the discovery that Roundup may cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer on our blog for the past couple of weeks. The report in the Times seems confirm the Roundup cancer risk allegations. In the article, it is revealed that the emails the court unsealed showed that Monsanto may have ghostwritten academic research on the Roundup cancer risk. In addition, emails allegedly reveal that a senior Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official may have helped stop a US Department of Health review of glyphosate, which is…
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