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A California jury heard testimony Tuesday that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official tried to interfere with a federal study on the carcinogenicity of the main ingredient in Roundup, allegedly telling a Monsanto regulatory affairs manager, “if I can kill this, I deserve a medal.”
Equifax Inc. asked a Georgia federal judge on Monday to toss “cookie-cutter” claims from dozens of banks and credit unions in multidistrict litigation stemming from last year’s massive data breach, saying they can’t show standing as no fraudulent charges were made on payment cards issued by the financial institutions.
A consumer asked a California federal judge Monday to certify a proposed class of state residents who bought Kroger-brand frozen produce products containing peas that were recalled due to a listeria outbreak, saying the shoppers meet all of the certification requirements.
Geico Corp. has filed suit in Michigan federal court against more than 70 auto parts companies embroiled in an international antitrust investigation that has yielded billions of dollars in criminal fines, saying it has been overcharged on insurance claims for more than 20 years due to numerous price-fixing conspiracies.
A Missouri state appeals court on Tuesday refused to revive a proposed class action accusing staffing company Kelly Services Inc. of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it fired a worker it placed based on information from a consumer report, saying he lacked standing.