Judicial Panel Rejects Bayer Monsanto Attempt to Thwart Fair Settlement for Roundup-Cancer Victims
October 19, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO – A panel of judges has shut the door on an attempt by Bayer and its Monsanto subsidiary to quietly settle a group of lawsuits under terms that threatened to restrict much larger multidistrict litigation (MDL) over the herbicide Roundup, potentially affecting thousands of cancer victims and even those not yet diagnosed. The Oct. 8 ruling by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation relates to a group of federal lawsuits focusing on Monsanto’s failure to warn consumers who simply purchased the products. But important terms of the settlement could potentially extend to lawsuits filed...
Calls Grow Louder for Bayer CEO’s Resignation as Juries Return Roundup Cancer Verdicts
September 29, 2021
Cancer victims are calling for Bayer AG CEO Werner Baumann to step down, citing failed leadership and the mishandling of thousands of cancer claims against company subsidiary Monsanto for its Roundup weed killer. Monsanto is facing several multimillion-dollar jury verdicts regarding Roundup and the harm it’s caused. On Monday, August 9, a California appellate court upheld an $87 million award for a couple diagnosed with...
Walmart Dodges Tough Questions About Security Practices Before 2019 Mass Shooting in El Paso
September 29, 2021
An El Paso trial court and the Texas 8th Court of Appeals have ruled that retail giant Walmart should provide details about violent crime and security issues at various locations following the mass shooting at its El Paso Cielo Vista store in 2019. However, Walmart’s lawyers are desperately trying to keep those details from going public and once again have gone to the Texas Supreme...
Four Fears Nachawati Attorneys Receive 2022 Best Lawyers Honor
September 1, 2021
Fears Nachawati attorneys Bryan Fears, Majed Nachawati, Steve Schulte, and Brice Burris have each earned honors in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Firm co-founders Bryan and Majed are each recognized for their litigation experience. Steve is honored in the area of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, along with Brice, who is listed among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, which recognizes those attorneys who have been practicing...
Fears Nachawati Trial Lawyers Challenge Bayer AG’s Latest Bid to Reduce Weed Killer Liabilities
August 4, 2021
Proposal would have chilling effect on pursuit of justice for more than 50,000 cancer victims nationwide. The latest legal maneuver designed to help Bayer AG (OTCMKTS: BAYRY) circumvent its legal responsibility to cancer victims exposed to the weed killer Roundup has drawn a swift rebuke from the trial lawyers of the Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm, who represent thousands of individuals who have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma...
Texas Issues Revised Winter Storm Death Toll
July 26, 2021
Last week, the Texas Department of State Health Services issued a news release revising the official number of deaths resulting from Winter Storm Uri, which caused a catastrophic failure of the state’s electricity grid, resulting in prolonged blackouts, property damage and deaths. The previous death toll from the February storm stood at 151. This latest release revises that number upward to 210, an increase of...