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Paraquat Lawsuit MDL Status and Update

August 19, 2022   |  
Paraquat Litigation Update - August 2022 Manufacturers and distributors of Paraquat, a popular weed killer, are currently facing over 1000 lawsuits alleging they neglected to inform consumers of the dangers connected to paraquat herbicides. The Paraquat MDL (multi-district litigation) judge has allowed most of these claims to proceed, with the...
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1st Paraquat Bellwether Trial Scheduled for Late 2022

May 17, 2022   |  
Paraquat Lawsuits Will Go to Trial in November 2022 In June of 2021, the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation in the Southern District of Illinois consolidated all Paraquat lawsuits filed against chemical manufacturer Syngenta into new multidistrict litigation (MDL). The first “bellwether” Paraquat trial has now been scheduled for November...
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Judge Denies Defense Motions, Allows Most Paraquat Lawsuits to Advance

March 3, 2022   |  
Defendants’ Motions Denied in Paraquat Litigation A federal judge in southern Illinois has ruled that hundreds of paraquat lawsuits can proceed against Syngenta Corp. and Chevron USA, the major manufacturers and distributors of the herbicide (weed killer) in the United States. Chief U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel denied motions filed...
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Paraquat Lawsuit Update: Lawsuits Mount Against Syngenta

October 15, 2021   |  
Paraquat, a popular weedkiller (herbicide) used in commercial and residential agriculture, and its manufacturer Syngenta continue to face mounting Paraquat lawsuits that allege a connection between Paraquat exposure and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Syngenta and its chief distributor, Chevron, have attempted to abate the lawsuits by settling several pending...
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Paraquat Lawsuits Could Cost Syngenta and Chevron Billions

September 29, 2021   |  
Swiss chemical manufacturer Syngenta and its chief distributor Chevron face mounting lawsuits against the popular weed killer paraquat (often marketed under several different paraquat brand names). As dozens of cases continue to be filed, some legal analysts anticipate that potential Paraquat lawsuit settlement amounts could total billions of dollars. Paraquat...
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Paraquat Lawsuits Consolidated into MDL in Illinois

June 28, 2021   |  
In major news for plaintiffs claiming that exposure to Paraquat caused their Parkinson’s disease, Paraquat lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Paraquat MDL On Monday, June 7th, 2021, the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation in the Southern District of Illinois created new multidistrict litigation (MDL) for claims made...
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Did Syngenta and Chevron Know Paraquat Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

May 13, 2021   |  
Plaintiffs' attorneys in a bellwether trial alleging that Paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease are expected to introduce potentially damning evidence against herbicide manufacturer Syngenta. Namely, plaintiff’s attorneys will introduce “internal company records showing Syngenta knew that its product causes Parkinson’s disease,” according to a recent report. Chevron, another manufacturer...
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