Bayer’s Bumps over Mosanto’s Roundup LitigationSanta Clara, CA
Bayer stated on its website in June 2020 that it will make a total payment of $10.1 billion to $10.9 billion to resolve current and address potential future Roundup Litigation. The $10.1 billion figure will settle about 75 percent of Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuits by an estimated 125,000 people who claim exposure to its weed killer and other glyphosate herbicides caused them to develop the form of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
California Farmworkers Compensated for Unpaid Rest BreaksSan Joaquin, CA
A group of farmworkers have finally been compensated after a California appeals court rejected their unpaid rest breaks--twice. The farm laborers first filed their California labor lawsuit in 2009 against their employer; the case went to court in 2014 and plaintiffs appealed in 2016.
It’s “Your Money or Your Life” for Senior WorkersSacramento, CA
A nationwide flood of Covid-19-driven age discrimination lawsuits suggests that similar surge in California labor lawsuits is imminent. A New York case may be a harbinger of things to come. In Kanyuk v. Shearman & Sterling, LLP
, a 62-year-old employee was the first to be fired in a wave of Covid-19-related layoffs. The employer claimed that the layoff was necessary for economic reasons. The worker cried age discrimination.
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