FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer said on Friday it would comply with a U.S. federal judge's order to enter mediation with a plaintiff who claims the company failed to warn against an alleged cancer risk from its Roundup weedkiller. Bayer has seen billions wiped off its market value since August, when a first U.S. jury found Bayer liable because Monsanto, acquired by Bayer for $63 billion last year, had not warned of the alleged risk from Roundup, which is based on active ingredient glyphosate. It suffered a similar courtroom defeat last month and more than 10,000 cases are pending. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who presided over the first two cases in federal court, said in a filing dated Thursday that Bayer and another plaintiff, Elaine Stevick, were ordered to start confidential mediation. "The parties should propose a mediator in their case management statement; if they cannot agree, the Court will appoint someone," the judge ordered, cancelling a previously scheduled May 20 trial … [Read more...] about Bayer says to comply with court mediation order in glyphosate case
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Nick Miroff, The Washington Post Published 2:56 pm PST, Thursday, February 28, 2019 WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it will comply with a federal court order by automatically extending to January 2020 the temporary protected status of more than 250,000 immigrants the Trump administration left facing possible deportation. The renewals will cover TPS beneficiaries from four nations - El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan and Nicaragua - whose provisional residency status was set to lapse after the Trump administration determined they no longer merited the protections. Plaintiffs in Ramos v. Nielsen won a preliminary injunction in the Northern District of California in October when they sued DHS for alleged discrimination and violations of rulemaking procedures. The injunction provided a reprieve to roughly 200,000 Salvadorans, 50,000 Haitians, 2,500 Nicaraguans and 1,000 Sudanese with the TPS designation. Before Thursday, DHS had not indicated how it … [Read more...] about DHS extends protections for immigrants with temporary status, complying with courts
Gov. Tim Walz will continue pursuing a court appeal started by his predecessor that would block Enbridge's controversial $2.6 billion oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. Under former Gov. Mark Dayton, the Commerce Department appealed the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's decision to allow Enbridge to build the pipeline across northern Minnesota. Last month, the Walz administration said it would review the appeal. "By continuing that process, our Administration will raise the Department of Commerce's concerns to the court in hopes of gaining further clarity for all involved," Walz said in a statement. "As I often say, projects like these don't only need a building permit to go forward, they also need a social permit. Our Administration has met with groups on all sides of this issue, and Minnesotans deserve clarity." The Commerce Department, an arm of the governor's administration, represents the public interest before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which is an … [Read more...] about Walz says state will continue court appeal of Enbridge pipeline approved by PUC
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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., talks with reporters about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced Wednesday that he is filling a lawsuit against President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a bid to prevent the Senate from taking up Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until his "full record" is available. “I’m suing [Trump] & [McConnell] today to stop the unconstitutional #KavanaughConfirmation process,” Merkley tweeted on Monday. “They may want to ram through this nomination come hell or high water, but that’s just not how our Constitution works.” I’m suing @realDonaldTrump & @senatemajldr today to stop the unconstitutional #KavanaughConfirmation process. They may want to ram through this nomination come hell or high water, but that’s just not how our … [Read more...] about Dem senator filing suit asking court to halt Kavanaugh confirmation