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Paraquat Judge Tosses Key Plaintiffs' Expert Over 'Methodological Contortions'

U.S. District Judge Nancy Rosenstengel, who is overseeing the paraquat multidistrict litigation, found that Dr. Martin Wells, a biostatistician and epidemiologist at Cornell University, used unreliable methodologies in concluding that exposure to the pesticide increased the risks of getting Parkinson’s disease.         Click Here To Read The Full Article

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Treated as an 'Idiot' at First Deanship, Nell Jessup Newton Reflects on Industry Progress for Women in Leadership

After she left the University of Denver Law, “this small group actually sent flowers and candy to the chair of the dean search committee and sent cards to many other faculty members saying, ‘Thank you for taking our incompetent dean off our hands,’” she shared, saying that a lot of what happened was very gendered […]

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'We Need to Continuously Add New Judges': AOC Director Grant Addresses Ongoing Need to Fill Rolling Vacancies

“We believe that a continuous infusion of judgeships becomes the most critical component in any of our operations, and as you heard in my opening remarks, we need to continuously add new judges to our workforce,” Judge Glenn A. Grant said. “We are at 39 [vacancies]. Probably, by the end of the summer, we will […]

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Judge Sides With Sanofi, Dismissing Patient's Claims Against Cancer Medication Taxotere

The plaintiff sought to file an amended complaint, which would replace her short form complaint that defines “Permanent Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia,” using identical language in which the multidistrict litigation court previously rejected. Chief U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski rejected the plaintiff’s request and agreed with Sanofi as to each of the plaintiff’s claims.         […]

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