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Decades-Old Toxic Gas Threat Lifts From West Virginia Town
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

INSTITUTE, W.Va. - (AP) For the first time in 26 years, Barbara Oden can let go of the image that has haunted her poisonous gas leaking from a Union Carbide tank and killing thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in the world's deadliest industrial... Read More

Bayer To Pay $750 Million In Genetic Rice Settlement
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - (AP) German conglomerate Bayer CropScience agreed Friday to pay up to $750 million to settle several lawsuits with U.S. farmers who claimed a strain of the company's unapproved genetically modified rice contaminated the food supply... Read More

Lobbying Group Weighs In On W.Va. Chemical Lawsuit
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) A national lobbying group for the chemical industry wants a federal judge in West Virginia to tread lightly in a lawsuit over a deadly chemical stored at a Bayer CropScience plant, arguing his rulings could have nationwide implications... Read More

Judge: Bayer Can't Produce Toxic Chemical In West Virginia
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - (AP) A federal judge on Thursday temporarily barred Bayer CropScience from using a West Virginia plant to produce the same toxic chemical that killed thousands in India in 1984. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin issued the temporary... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments On Whether Federal Court Can Enjoin Similar State Class Action
Posted on 19 Jan 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 18 heard arguments on whether people who were not party to a federal Baycol heart drug economic class action that was dismissed on summary judgment can be enjoined by the federal court from... Read More

California High Court Revives Baycol Class Action Appeal
Posted on 28 Feb 2011 by Tom Moylan

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The California Supreme Court on Feb. 28 revived an appeal involving a Baycol heart drug state consumer class action, saying an appeals court misapplied the state's "death knell" doctrine about what claims can... Read More