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SAN FRANCISCO – A panel of judges has shut the door on an attempt by Bayer and its Monsanto subsidiary to quietly settle a group of lawsuits under terms that threatened to restrict much larger multidistrict litigation (MDL) over the herbicide Roundup, potentially affecting thousands of cancer victims and even those not yet diagnosed.
The Oct. 8 ruling by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation relates to a group of federal lawsuits focusing on Monsanto’s failure to warn consumers who simply purchased the products. But important terms of

Cancer victims are calling for Bayer AG CEO Werner Baumann to step down, citing failed leadership and the mishandling of thousands of cancer claims against company subsidiary Monsanto for its Roundup weed killer.
Monsanto is facing several multimillion-dollar jury verdicts regarding Roundup and the harm it’s caused. On Monday, August 9, a California appellate court upheld an $87 million award

An El Paso trial court and the Texas 8th Court of Appeals have ruled that retail giant Walmart should provide details about violent crime and security issues at various locations following the mass shooting at its El Paso Cielo Vista store in 2019. However, Walmart’s lawyers are desperately trying to keep those details from going public and once again have

Fears Nachawati attorneys Bryan Fears, Majed Nachawati, Steve Schulte, and Brice Burris have each earned honors in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Firm co-founders Bryan and Majed are each recognized for their litigation experience. Steve is honored in the area of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, along with Brice, who is listed among the Best Lawyers:

Proposal would have chilling effect on pursuit of justice for more than 50,000 cancer victims nationwide.
The latest legal maneuver designed to help Bayer AG (OTCMKTS: BAYRY) circumvent its legal responsibility to cancer victims exposed to the weed killer Roundup has drawn a swift rebuke from the trial lawyers of the Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm, who represent thousands of individuals

Last week, the Texas Department of State Health Services issued a news release revising the official number of deaths resulting from Winter Storm Uri, which caused a catastrophic failure of the state’s electricity grid, resulting in prolonged blackouts, property damage and deaths. The previous death toll from the February storm stood at 151. This latest release revises that number upward

Fears Nachawati co-founder Majed Nachawati and firm attorney Michael Gorwitz give an expert analysis for Law360 on fostering diversity in multidistrict litigation leadership positions.
“MDL leadership positions are important because they have the ability to shape crucial litigation across the entire country. Unlike a class action, which involves the resolution of a large number of distinct claims in a single

Fears Nachawati partner and co-founder Majed Nachawati and partner Matthew McCarley have been selected by legal publication Lawdragon to its annual list of the nation’s top plaintiff consumer lawyers. Both attorneys have built solid reputations for defending the public from dangerous products, corporate polluters, and companies who put profit above people.
Featured on the 2021 list of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading

BuzzFeed News has published an analysis on the catastrophic failure of Texas’ power grid in February that killed hundreds more than the state has acknowledged. FN co-founder Majed Nachawati comments.
“It’s astounding and it is disturbing, and our job is to make sure we hold the [power] generators, who we believe primarily responsible, accountable for the untimely deaths of these

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria rejected a proposed settlement that would have limited the ability of cancer victims exposed to Bayer AG’s Monsanto Roundup weed killer to pursue lawsuits for relief.
Fears Nachawati co-founder Majed Nachawati praised the ruling, saying the judge’s decision sent an important message to Bayer AG and a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who had