201811.02
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EPA Dicamba Decision Could Be Legal Ammunition, Challengers Say

Bloomberg Environment Posted Nov. 1, 2018, 3:02 PM The EPA’s decision to allow a weedkiller on the market for two more years could strengthen the legal case of farmers suing Bayer AG who say the weedkiller damages crops, attorneys representing growers said. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 31 that it has renewed the approval…

201811.02
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Dicamba volatility concerns Arkansas farmer

Published by Delta Farm Press By Ron Smith Oct 31, 2018 Reed Storey understands the need for effective herbicide options to control hard-to-manage weeds, including the poster child, pigweed. “We need tools to fight resistant weeds,” Storey said from the seat of his cotton picker as he tried to get ahead of predicted rain near…

201810.29
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Monsanto, DuPont cannot escape Dicamba class action suits

Published by Reuters By Tina Bellon OCTOBER 24, 2018 / 7:06 PM The federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging dicamba-based weedkillers have caused crop damage has denied requests by defendants Bayer AG unit Monsanto and DuPont that he dismiss several class action claims broader than those contained in the multidistrict litigation master complaint. U.S. District Judge…

201810.29
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Monsanto Bid To Uproot Farmers’ Class Claims Rejected

Published by Law 360 By Christopher Cole October 23, 2018, 6:19 PM EDT Monsanto must face several proposed class actions by farmers who accuse the agriculture giant of producing an herbicide that drifted across farmlands, damaging crops and ultimately forcing growers to buy seeds that resist the weedkiller, a Missouri federal judge ruled Tuesday. The…

201810.18
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PWCK Appointed to Leadership Committee in Student Loan Servicer Litigation

On October 12, 2018, District Judge C. Darnell Jones appointed Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane (“PWCK”) attorney Brandon Wise to the 6-person executive committee in the multi-district litigation titled In re: FedLoan Student Loan Servicer Litigation. (18-md-2833). On March 1, 2017, PWCK filed one of the first cases, nationwide, alleging that the Pennsylvanian Higher Education…

201810.18
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Dicamba Trials To Start October 2019

Published by AG Pro By Sonja Begemann October 15, 2018 10:40 AM Oak trees with cupped leaves, a sign of damage from drifting pesticides like dicamba. ( Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting ) The first trial alleging dicamba-based herbicides caused widespread damage after drifting across fields will start next year, according to Reuters. The…

201810.17
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Farmers Say Don’t Kill Monsanto Antitrust Claims In MDL

Published by Law 360 By Michael Phillis October 16, 2018, 9:05 PM EDT Law360 (October 16, 2018, 9:05 PM EDT) — Farmers’ allegations that Monsanto Corp. engaged in anti-competitive practices by pushing soybeans with a tolerance to a specific herbicide should not be dismissed, they argue, because their suit could show that the company knew farmers…

201810.17
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Judge Orders Betsy DeVos To Begin Student Loan Forgiveness

Published by Forbes By Zack Friedman Oct 17, 2018, 08:32am A federal judge ordered Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, must implement immediately an Obama-era student loan forgiveness rule. Here’s what you need to know. Background: The Lawsuit Attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, sued U.S….

201810.17
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Judge unblocks Obama rule on student debt relief after delays by DeVos

Published by CNN By Katie Lobosco Updated 6:41 PM ET, Tue October 16, 2018 (CNN) An Obama-era rule designed to help students cheated by for-profit colleges get relief on their education debt finally took effect Tuesday after efforts by the Trump administration to block it. A federal judge ordered immediate implementation of the rule, delayed…

201810.01
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When Your Dreams of Motherhood Are Destroyed

Published by Marie Claire By Kayla Webley Published October 1, 2018 — In March, a fertility clinic in Cleveland ruined more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos. This is the story of the women whose hopes of motherhood were lost that day. Inside a small closet under the stairs in Rachel Mehl’s impeccably decorated two-story home…

201809.28
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A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk

Published by NPR Heard on All Things Considered By Daniel Charles September 27, 20184:09 PM ET A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk Mike Hayes and I are sitting on the patio of Blue Bank Resort, the business he owns on Reelfoot Lake, in Tennessee. The sun is going down. It’s beautiful. What really catches your…