Federal Appeals Court Overturns Multi-Million Dollar Damages Award in Breach of Contract Case Due to Erroneously Admitted Expert Witness

Denver, Colorado – A multi-million dollar damages award in a breach of contract case may be in jeopardy after a federal appeals court ruled that an expert witness was improperly classified and admitted as a lay witness. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit found that the damages verdict for recycling company A-1 Organics, in its lawsuit against Heartland, relied on testimony from A-1’s chief financial officer (CFO) that should have been classified as expert testimony instead. According to the court, the CFO’s testimony involved more than basic math and required complicated assumptions … Read more

San Diego County Jury Awards Multi-Million Dollar Verdict in Monsanto Cancer Lawsuit

CARLSBAD, Calif. – A San Diego County jury has reached a multi-million dollar verdict in a lawsuit between a local man and the chemical giant Monsanto Company, which is now owned by Bayer. The lawsuit, filed in November 2021, alleged that the man’s rare cancer diagnosis was linked to his years of using the popular weed killer Roundup. The plaintiff, Mike Dennis, who is 57 years old, was diagnosed with mycosis fungoides, a rare form of T-cell lymphoma, in 2020. His attorneys argued that the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, causes DNA damage and leads … Read more