Articles by Anjelica Cappellino, J.D.

Bayer Proposes $2 Billion Settlement for Future Roundup Weedkiller Lawsuits

Since acquiring Monsanto in 2018, lawsuits surrounding the inherited weedkiller, Roundup, have haunted pharmaceutical company, Bayer. Monsanto, an agriculture and biotechnology company, has long been accused of selling a carcinogenic product, with many alleging that the glyphosate in Roundup causes…

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Summary Judgment Motions: What Experts Should Know

One of the most critical, if underestimated, aspects of the pre-trial process is the summary judgment motion. Once an underused tool, motions for summary judgment have been increasingly utilized for the past 30+ years to obtain a pre-trial judgment in…

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Preliminary $641 Million Settlement Reached in Flint Water Crisis Class Action

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which first began nearly seven years ago when the city switched its water supply systems, finally might be nearing a close. United States District Court Judge Judith Levy has granted preliminary approval of a…

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House Oversight Committee Finds Popular Baby Food Brands Contain High Levels of Toxic Metals

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform recently released a report showing that seven popular brands of baby foods are contaminated with toxic heavy metals, such as inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

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CA Bill Proposes Higher Standard for Scientific Expert Testimony

In the California Senate, a lawmaker recently introduced CA Senate Bill 243 in an effort to both heighten the evidentiary standard of scientific testimony as well as decrease the admission of false evidence against criminal defendants. Proposed by Senator Scott…

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Apple Faces Civil RICO Class Action Over Gambling Apps

The new year has brought a new lawsuit against Apple, this time for casino and slot machine apps offered through its App Store. A proposed class action, filed in California federal court, alleges that the tech giant is engaged in…

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Bank of America Faces Class Action Over Unemployment Debit Card Fraud

Just weeks into the new year, Bank of America is facing a proposed class action lawsuit relating to the bank’s alleged failure to secure debit cards used to distribute unemployment benefits to jobless Californians. The case, Yick v. Bank of…

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UPS Faces Class Action Alleging Unsafe COVID-19 Workplace Conditions

Since the onset of the pandemic, labor and employment litigation has been on the rise. Now, over 1,300 lawsuits—and counting—have been filed against employers in the U.S. with workplace safety often at the center of the claims. Recently, a California…

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Google Accused in New Antitrust Lawsuit

Google is facing antitrust charges yet again. Last week, attorneys general from 10 different states filed a lawsuit against the tech giant alleging antitrust violations in connection to Google’s online advertising practices. The lawsuit, which was filed in the United…

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Generic Ranitidine Makers File Motion to Dismiss Complaint Amidst Zantac MDL

In the Southern District of Florida, generic manufacturers and repackagers of ranitidine recently filed a motion to dismiss the complaint pending against them in the case, In Re: Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation. This MDL consolidated over 500 lawsuits following…

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