Bayer’s Monsanto Unit Receives $1 Billion Reduction in Roundup Cancer Verdict, Providing Relief Amidst Legal Battles

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – A judge in Missouri has reduced a $1.5 billion jury verdict against Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit by nearly $1 billion, marking a significant victory for the company in its ongoing legal battle over the cancer risks associated with its Roundup weedkiller. Judge Daniel Green refused to grant Monsanto’s requests for a new trial or to dismiss the entire verdict, but he did reduce the punitive damages portion of the award by over 60% to approximately $550 million. This reduction in the Missouri award comes as a relief for Bayer, which has … Read more

Family Receives $10 Million Jury Award as Negligence in Special Olympian’s Tragic Death Comes to Light

GREENWICH, Conn. – A jury has awarded a family $10 million in a negligence lawsuit against a Connecticut facility in the death of a Special Olympian. The verdict was reached in the case of a 19-year-old athlete, who drowned during a swim practice session. The tragic incident occurred at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point campus in 2017. The athlete, identified as T.J., was participating in a swim practice as part of a Special Olympics training program. T.J. had Down syndrome and was a member of the Special Olympics since he was 10. According to the … Read more

Landmark Verdict: Victim of Sexual Abuse by County Juvenile Shelter Worker Receives $750K Compensation

PATERSON, New Jersey – In a recent verdict, a jury awarded $750,000 to a man who was sexually abused by a worker at a county juvenile shelter. The victim came forward with his story and sought justice through the legal system. The abuse, which happened at an unnamed county juvenile shelter, took a toll on the victim’s mental and emotional well-being. During the trial, the victim testified about the traumatic experience and its lasting impact on his life. The jury recognized the severity of the abuse and delivered a verdict that aims to provide some … Read more

Baker McKenzie Receives Impressive Lawyer and Practice Rankings in Legal 500’s 2024 EMEA Guide

London, England – Global law firm Baker McKenzie has received impressive rankings in Legal 500’s recently released 2024 EMEA Guide. The firm’s lawyers have been recognized in 292 categories, while the practice areas have secured positions in 277 rankings. Notably, Baker McKenzie has seen a significant increase of around 10 percent in lawyer rankings compared to last year. Out of the 53 new lawyer rankings, 24 have been identified as Rising Stars, 20 have entered the prestigious Hall of Fame / Leading Individuals table, and nine have been acknowledged as Next Generation Partners. Overall, 168 … Read more