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|11/9/2016 - GMO king Monsanto has another legal problem heading its way.
A federal judge has said that the city of Spokane, Washington's lawsuit against the agro-chemical behemoth over pollution in the Spokane River can move ahead.
Last year, the city sued the St. Louis-based Monsanto, alleging that the company...|
|11/4/2016 - Monsanto is finally being held liable for genetically engineered wheat that was found growing illegally on an Oregon farm in 2013. The "Roundup Ready" wheat genetically modified to withstand applications of glyphosate has been tested in 16 states, including Oregon, from 1998 to 2005, but has never been...|
|8/31/2016 - General Mills is being sued for misleading use of the term "natural" on packages of Nature Valley granola bars, which have been shown to contain residues of the toxic herbicide glyphosate (Roundup).
The lawsuit, filed by Moms Across America, Beyond Pesticides and the Organic Consumers Association,...|
|8/23/2016 - Four residents of a small town in Alabama are being sued for speaking out against a company that has dumped four million tons of toxic coal ash from a 2008 Tennessee spill near their homes.
In Uniontown, a poor rural town in the heart of the South's Black Belt, Esther Calhoun, Ben Eaton, Mary Schaeffer,...|
|7/20/2016 - A judge with the British Columbia Supreme Court has dismissed a class action lawsuit initiated by a yoga instructor. The lawsuit claims that the smart meters installed by electric company BC Hydro are making residents sick.
Nomi Davis of Salt Spring Island filed the suit in 2013, noting that she...|
|7/13/2016 - The world's most evil corporation was dealt a major legal blow recently, after trying to silence a Hawaiian couple for claiming injury from the use of glyphosate, a highly controversial weedkiller that the World Health Organization (WHO) last year linked to causing cancer in humans.
It all started...|
|4/24/2016 - For those who wonder why, as the editor of Natural News, I carry a loaded weapon with me at all times, consider how often whistleblowers who threaten to expose government conspiracy crimes end up dead. In just the last few days, a water treatment plant foreman who could have testified against the corrupt...|
|4/22/2016 - The former head of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, used the federal agency to run a massive conspiracy of racketeering and fraud in order to generate millions of dollars in drug company profits for her husband's hedge fund firm, alleges a damning lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the...|
|4/15/2016 - Through a decade of research, the son of a pharmaceutical technician from Hyderabad, India, discovered a naturally occurring molecule called NTX that largely protects the liver from the adverse health effects of drinking alcohol.
Harsha Chigurupati founded Chigurupati Technologies in 2006 before...|
|4/12/2016 - Johnson & Johnson is being sued by more than 1,000 women who developed ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder product. The lawsuit is based on the assertion that the company knew their product was associated with an increased cancer risk but deliberately withheld that information from...|
|4/8/2016 - In retaliation for its work in exposing the machinations of the biotechnology industry, the environmental group Greenpeace has been subject to illegal probing by the public relations firm representing the world's largest purveyor of chemicals and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), a lawsuit claims.
|11/19/2015 - It has become the new American method of getting out of something that you don't want to do: Go to court and have a judge side with you, even if it's a lousy thing to do to your community and, ultimately, to yourself.
That's what a group of female Colorado Springs police officers who wanted to opt...|
|8/10/2015 - The labels on retail Roundup containers state in large letters, "Did You Know? Glyphosate targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals."
The reality is quite different of course, and plaintiff attorney T. Matthew Phillips for the truth in advertising lawsuit against Monsanto...|
|6/21/2015 - Three residents of Los Angeles have filed a class action lawsuit against the Monsanto Company for false and misleading advertising. Monsanto's Roundup herbicide currently bears the claim "Glyphosate targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets" (italics added for emphasis) that is patently...|
|6/16/2015 - Three days ago, in a wildly viral article on Natural News, I asked whether society can accept while people impersonating black people by claiming to be "trans-race."
That article, one of the most heavily-commented articles of the year, also dared to ask whether humans can decide to be "trans-species"...|
|5/21/2015 - A newly filed lawsuit claims that wind energy companies bulldozed an African-American family's home because they were lone holdouts who would not sell their property to allow for the construction of a major wind farm.
The suit, which was filed by Darlene Dotson and sons David and Daniel, names EDP...|
|5/14/2015 - A dairy farmer is suing a livestock feed supplier for failure to properly label feed as containing antibiotics after more than 200 of the farmer's calves died from toxic levels of the drugs.
The case was filed by Calvin Berwald, owner of Sokota Dairy, in Jerauld County Circuit Court in South Dakota....|
|3/23/2015 - Four residents in California are reportedly suing wine makers for selling products that contain what the lawsuit claims is a "dangerous" level of arsenic. The lawsuit lists 28 California wineries as defendants, including companies like Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden.
"According to the lawsuit,"...|
|12/16/2014 5:07:17 PM - Officials with Riverside County, Calif., removed a newborn baby from her mother without a valid reason or a court-ordered warrant, a practice that the county does very often, according to claims made by the mother in a federal class action lawsuit.
The lead plaintiff in the suit, known as "A.A.,"...|
|9/29/2014 - Canadian beekeepers have filed a class-action lawsuit against two pesticide manufacturers, seeking $400 million in damages for the devastating effects of the neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to the destruction of honeybee colonies.
"The goal is to stop the use of the neonicotinoids...|
|9/17/2014 - That certification stamp on egg cartons is supposed to be a sign of quality, but according to a new lawsuit, an egg industry trade group called United Egg Producers, was using the stamp of certification as a manipulative tool. UEP coerced egg producers to join as members of their cult and engage in...|
|8/26/2014 - A new lawsuit filed in federal court claims that Bank of America falsely certified its home modification loans as compliant with federal rules, in a bid to reap in excess of $907 million in government incentive payments.
As reported by Courthouse News Service, in his suit filed under the False Claims...|
|7/28/2014 - Forest Pharmaceuticals is under fire for causing fatal birth defects with its antidepressant drugs Lexapro [S-(+)-1-[3-(dimethyl-amino) propyl]-1-(p-fluorophenyl)-5-phthalancarbonitrile oxalate] and Celexa [-1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-carbonitrile].
|6/18/2014 - DuPont, the maker of the Pioneer brand of genetically modified corn, has been sued by an investment fund over claims that company managers promoted herbicide-resistant crop traits that they were aware did not work.
The suit was filed by the Ironworkers District Council of Philadelphia and Vicinity...|
|5/23/2014 - Regularly using talc-based baby powders to soothe sensitive skin or eliminate unwanted moisture could eventually lead to cancer, alleges a new class action lawsuit filed against drug giant Johnson & Johnson. Plaintiffs say the company's popular baby powder product increases women's risk of ovarian cancer...|
|4/18/2014 - The real drug problems are FDA-approved. Not only do they not cure and only sometimes relieve symptoms, but they also cause side effects that create more medical problems. Many drugs are overcharged to public insurers such as Medicare, Medicaid and others. That motivates federal and state governments...|
|4/16/2014 - A corporation accused of failing to properly design and maintain the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in eastern Japan, which experienced three meltdowns after a historic earthquake and tsunami struck it back in 2011, is facing at least two multibillion-dollar lawsuits claiming negligence, breach...|
|2/22/2014 - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), as well as L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and 10 LASD officers, is the subject of a new lawsuit alleging horrific abuse and torture that at least one former inmate says took place at Men's Central Jail. Jose Transito Flores says he was tortured and sexually...|
|10/30/2013 - Supporters of Obamacare, including the president himself, say that once the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the law's individual mandate wasn't a mandate at all, but a tax, and therefore lawful under the Constitution, that was the end of it.
The Affordable Care Act indeed survived its legal challenge,...|
|9/19/2013 - A lawsuit challenging biotech giant Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) seed patents is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The St. Louis-based chemical company, known for its Round-up glyphosate herbicide and the patented GM crops bred to withstand glyphosate use or to create their own pesticides...|
|9/13/2013 - Two of the biggest names in network marketing-based essential oils are duking it out in court following a sordid tale that involves alleged theft of trade secrets, phony lab testing and false advertising. As reported by The Salt Lake Tribune (SLT), Lehi-based Young Living Essential Oils recently filed...|
|8/29/2013 - He continues to be one of the most obsessively outspoken critics of all things natural, often emerging unannounced from the outmoded realms of the internet-based "skeptics" world to bash the latest advances in alternative medicine. But former psychiatrist and ringleader of the widely-debunked anti-science...|
|8/7/2013 - Smart meters, aka wireless utility meters, even though never tested for their effect on human beings, are now being rolled out on a massive scale to measure a household's electrical, gas, and water usage all across the country and around the globe.
Nomi Davis says 'enough'. Enough of being coerced...|
|7/24/2013 - For years, the Coca-Cola Company has been deceptively marketing its "vitaminwater" beverage brand as a healthy alternative to plain water and sugary soda beverages, making outlandish claims that the drink can help boost immunity and even help people fight eye disease. But now the beverage giant is facing...|
|5/1/2013 - A lawsuit originally filed by a former employee-turned-whistleblower of pharmaceutical giant Novartis is gaining new momentum following the announcement that the federal government has now joined on as a plaintiff. According to the suit, Novartis has committed numerous crimes over the years, including...|
|5/1/2013 - New information has surfaced in the West, Texas, explosion case that could alter the course of the ongoing investigation into what caused the disaster. As it turns out, West Fertilizer Co., which used to be known as Texas Grain Storage Inc., filed a lawsuit under its former name against biotechnology...|
|2/25/2013 - Trouble for Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who has had all seven of his Tour de France titles stripped from him, just keeps mounting. Now, it seems, he will even have to endure the ire of the federal government.
According to NBC News, sources said the Justice Department notified a federal...|
|2/18/2013 - A man who used a marker to write an abbreviated version of the Fourth Amendment on his chest and abdomen, then stripped to his skivvies at an airport security screening area, won't be jailed for the incident. In fact, he may even receive hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Aaron Tobey of Virginia claimed...|
|12/27/2012 - It's not meat or spinach this time; a petting zoo is now under fire for being the cause of a recent E. coli outbreak. To add to the already uncommon and arguably alarming circumstances, the lawsuit is being driven by the condition of an 18-month-old child.
Last month, an outbreak of E. coli led to...|
|11/12/2012 - As the healthcare industry becomes more regulated, more expensive and less enticing to would-be physicians and other providers, expect to continue to see fraud and other abuses of trust rise, all in the name of turning a dollar.
The latest example involves a Nevada medical implant and surgical products...|
|7/30/2012 - Monsanto, the most evil corporation in the world (https://www.naturalnews.com/030967_Monsanto_evil.html), is the subject of yet another lawsuit in which plaintiffs claim the agri-giant lied to them and ripped them off. Courthouse News Service (CNS) reports that Monsanto recently recruited several agricultural...|
|7/18/2012 - A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit recently filed by professional triathlete and Tour de France hero Lance Armstrong against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the Olympic group currently in hot pursuit of Armstrong for illegally "doping." According to U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, Armstrong's...|
|6/22/2012 - Scotts Miracle-Gro, a popular household name in gardening and lawn care products, is the subject of a new class-action lawsuit that is seeking damages for the company's willful distribution and sale of bird seed products contaminated with toxic, unapproved insecticides. Courthouse News Service (CNS)...|
|6/8/2012 - A North Carolina man who was told by the state-run North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition (NCBDN) to stop giving online dietary advice to diabetics via his personal blog has filed a federal lawsuit against the group for violating his free speech rights.
As we reported previously, Steven Cooksey,...|
|6/8/2012 - Avandia, a defunct diabetes drug, has been blamed for tens of thousands of heart attacks and deaths. For their defense, Glaxo Smith Kline's researchers claim that Avandia isn't as bad for the heart when compared to the "other drug" (Actos) in studies. Isn't "as bad"? But they are both bad news. It's...|
|6/6/2012 - The freedom to grow uncontaminated, non-genetically-modified (non-GMO) food in America today is under continual threat by corporate agriculture and biotechnology companies whose unscrupulous business models include suing farmers whose crops become inadvertently contaminated with patented, GMO technologies....|
|5/19/2012 - Governor Jesse Ventura, author of 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Know About, Read or Anything, guest stars on the Robert Scott Bell Show along with conspiracy realist Liam Scheff to talk about topics such as Gov. Ventura's suit against the TSA that got immediately thrown out without...|
|4/29/2012 - A class action lawsuit filed against AT&T alleges the telecom giant aids and abets cell phone theft by reactivating phones that have been stolen, in addition to fraudulently informing customers the company cannot block calls to and from their stolen phones so they will have to buy new ones.
|4/13/2012 - Playing in the National Football League (NFL) is an honor that is bestowed on the elite few who are good enough to compete for a roster slot, but it is also one of the most physically challenging jobs you could have. Every player going into the league knows that.
Which is why it's more than just...|
|3/4/2012 - After many months of hopeful anticipation, a preemptive, class-action lawsuit filed by farmers seeking protection against Monsanto's predatory patent enforcements has been thrown out by U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Buchwald. And in response, a group of food freedom protesters stormed the front steps...|
|2/23/2012 - Asheville, N.C.-based Sow True Seed, a seed company that offers non-GMO, non-hybrid, and open-pollinated varieties of heirloom, organic, and traditional seeds, has joined a class-action lawsuit against biotechnology giant Monsanto that seeks protection for farmers against predatory patent lawsuits....|
|2/15/2012 - The scandal involving Dr. Andrew Wakefield's case study research into the link between the combination measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism may go down as one of the biggest cases of malicious fraud in history -- but such fraud was not committed by Dr. Wakefield. In a new lawsuit, Dr....|
|1/30/2012 - Five environmental groups have joined forces with an inter-tribal group representing ten Northern California American Indian tribes to sue the US government for failing to limit sonar naval training exercises harmful to marine life.
A killer soundWhale species like orcas and humpbacks, as well as...|
|1/29/2012 - An Illinois District Court judge has decided that a lawsuit filed against the state's prison system for serving excessive amounts of soy in prisoner meals will move forward. Honorable Judge Harold Baker from the central district of Illinois agrees that the case itself, represented by the Weston A. Price...|
|1/17/2012 - Patients who had certain prescriptions filled at Walgreens between 1999 and 2006 may not have received the drugs they thought they did, or at the price they should have. A new class-action lawsuit accuses Walgreens of conspiring with generic drug-maker Par Pharmaceutical Co. to overcharge for certain...|
|1/5/2012 - Many major food manufacturers have been on a kick to jump on the "all natural" bandwagon, with all sorts of processed food products now claiming to be healthy and free of artificial and synthetic ingredients. However, one such company, Frito-Lay, is the subject of a new class action lawsuit that pegs...|
|1/4/2012 - Residents of a small West Virginia town near a Monsanto chemical production plant have filed a class action lawsuit against the agri-giant for pollution caused by the decades-long production of 2,4,5-T, a chemical compound that represents about half of the infamous Agent Orange herbicide. At the very...|
|12/26/2011 9:01:04 PM - Earlier in the year, the Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) conducted an investigation into those tricky acai berry diet advertisements that lure web surfers into purchasing "free" or low-cost trials of weight loss supplements, only to have their credit cards charged for hundreds of dollars in "membership"...|
|9/28/2011 - Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent France 24 report explains that the Indian government...|
|9/13/2011 - Last fall, Dr. Anil Potti resigned from his position at Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy and the School of Medicine. He wasn't leaving to move on to another high profile job. Instead, he had been busted -- big time.
It turns out Potti had falsified part of his resume to help him get...|
|9/2/2011 - Dr. Kevin Buckwalter of Henderson, Nev., has a history of malpractice and shady dealings during the time when he still had a practice and a license to prescribe controlled substances. Now that he has lost both, Buckwalter has sunk to a new low by countersuing the family of Andrea Duncan, a young girl...|
|8/8/2011 - Last September, Abbott Laboratories recalled more than five million containers of its Similac baby formula because they may have been contaminated with beetles or beetle larvae (https://www.naturalnews.com/029835_Similac_recall.html), which prompted at least one individual to file a lawsuit against the...|
|8/3/2011 - Allowing a "Good Samaritan" to help you in an emergency situation could end up getting you sued. According to a recent report in The Columbus Dispatch, Mark Kinkaid and his friend David Kelley have filed a lawsuit against Theresa Tanner, a 28-year-old woman the two men recently rescued from her wrecked,...|
|7/20/2011 - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Big Pharma Bayer Corp., a division of Bayer AG, last month when justices ruled that a class-action suit against the company by a pair of West Virginia residents could move forward.
Keith Smith and Shirley Sperlazza are suing the company over its now-withdraw...|
|4/26/2011 - A considerable legal victory has been achieved for the natural health community in defending freedom of health speech. A recent lawsuit filed by the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) and several other plaintiffs against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has successfully stopped the FDA from...|
|4/26/2011 - A petition made by officials in Virginia to expedite a lawsuit against the Obama health care overhaul has been ordered to run its normal course through the courts, according to recent reports. USA Today explains that rather than be heard now by the judges, the case will instead be handed off to the...|
|4/1/2011 - In order to avoid completely losing their businesses and livelihoods to the predatory business model of Monsanto, 60 family farmers, seed businesses and organic agricultural organizations have collectively filed a preemptive lawsuit against the multinational biotechnology giant. Filed by the Public...|
|3/31/2011 - The heinously irresponsible -- and by many accounts illegal -- decision by the US Department of Agriculture to approve Monsanto's genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa will likely go down in history as the single most illicit scandal to decimate organic and non-GM agriculture. The Center for Food Safety...|
|1/1/2011 - Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson is determined to hold the 3M Company, one of the world's largest multinational corporations based near St. Paul, responsible for years of environmental pollution that tainted the Mississippi River and contaminated water supplies in the east-metro area of the Twin...|
|10/28/2010 - British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $750 million to settle criminal and civil complaints as a result of a whistleblower lawsuit that said the company knowingly sold tainted drugs for years, including GlaxoSmithKline mainstay drugs Avandia, Paxil and Tagamet and a contaminated baby ointment.
|9/13/2010 - Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White from California's Northern District Court in San Francisco ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) approval of genetically-modified (GM) sugar beets was unlawful, and that no further plantings were permitted to take place until a proper...|
|6/27/2010 - A civil rights lawyer is threatening to sue the Texas Department of State Health Services for secretly handing over genetic data on 800 newborns to the U.S. military for a law enforcement database.
Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, only recently settled a lawsuit with the...|
|4/25/2010 - Many are upset about the recent decision to have government bureaucrats take over the nation's health care system. Though the current system has its problems, the new "reform" is anything but real reform and will only make things worse by further robbing individuals of the freedom to choose the lifestyles,...|
|10/9/2009 - Health freedom attorney Jim Turner is filing a lawsuit in Washington D.C. mid-day Friday in an urgent effort to halt the distribution of the swine flu vaccine in America. On behalf of plaintiffs Dr. Gary Null and other licensed health care workers of New York State, the lawsuit charges that the FDA...|
|7/31/2009 - The American Medical Association and a number of state medical associations have filed class action lawsuits against a number of health insurance companies, accusing them of engaging in price fixing in order to underpay doctors and increase the charges paid by patients.
The lawsuits, targeting insurance...|
|9/10/2008 - After having their organic almond businesses devastated by the USDA's bizarre decision requiring mandatory chemical fumigation of almonds, the almond industry is fighting back. Fifteen American almond growers have filed a lawsuit against the USDA in an attempt to repeal the requirements that all almonds...|
|6/5/2008 - The FDA has, for decades, ridiculously insisted that mercury fillings pose no health threat whatsoever to children. While dismissing hundreds of studies showing a clear link between mercury amalgam fillings ("silver fillings") and disastrous neurological effects in the human body, the FDA denied the...|
|5/22/2008 - In 2006, a Zogby poll found that 76% of Americans were not aware that their "silver" dental fillings (amalgams) are composed of 50% mercury. The poll was sponsored by the Mercury Policy Project and funded by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).
According to the IAOMT,...|
|5/2/2008 - A couple from St. Louis has filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against Walgreen Co. after Chanda Givens had her prescription for prenatal vitamins filled instead with a chemotherapy drug that caused her to miscarry.
Givens became pregnant in February and was given a prescription...|
|4/16/2008 - A 1996 federal law required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the safety of all pesticides and to rule by 2006 whether they could be used on foods safely. The EPA found four pesticides posed risks to human health but decided they saved growers so much money their use outweighed the...|
|11/6/2006 - A group of 40 women who use a popular birth-control patch sued the patch's manufacturer this past Wednesday. The group claimed that the contraceptive caused serious illnesses -- and at least one death.
One lawsuit stipulates that 43 women suffered from blood clots and other health ailments after...|
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|8/11/2006 - Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay more than $41 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 40 states alleging the company inflated the prices of cancer drugs and other pharmaceuticals.
The U.S. Justice Department, the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units...|
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