This was one of those cases, said Hardeman’s lawyer, Aimee Wagstaff. She said the evidence showed that Monsanto “was saying one thing internally” — that more testing was needed — “and another thing externally” — that Roundup was safe. She also said a sizable award was needed to send a message to a company with a net worth of $7.8 billion. … [Read more...] about Judge will reconsider $80 million damage award in Monsanto cancer case
Historians often compare 2020 to 1968, another tumultuous election year in which the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. set off riots in 100 cities, leading to more than 40 deaths and bringing the military into the streets in the nation’s capital. The Vietnam War was in full fury and would leave nearly 17,000 Americans dead by the end of the year, largely people of color and low-income white service members. … [Read more...] about Does the tumultuous mix of disaster, disease, racial tension and political divisions make this a year to forget — or one to be seized for motivating us to repair our fractured world?
The Crews Fire, which started Sunday afternoon in the area of Crews Road and Oak Spring Circle, forced the evacuation of residents from Highway 152 to Gilroy Hot Springs and Prunedale Avenue, according to Cal Fire. The blaze was 50% contained as of Tuesday evening. … [Read more...] about Crews Fire near Gilroy is 50% contained