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Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Walmart’s retail efforts to keep pace with Amazon are well documented.  Now it appears that the company’s refusing to concede the entertainment space, either, as evidenced by its new partnerships with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and...more

Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Law Blog

Monsanto Verdict Forewarns of Claims for Failure to Warn

By now, we have all heard about the $289 million verdict against Monsanto in the Roundup litigation. A California jury awarded the sum to Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a school groundskeeper who claimed that exposure to Roundup...more

Cozen O'Connor

The State AG Report Weekly Update August 2018 #3

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2018 AG Elections- Republican Candidate for Delaware Attorney General Drops Out of Race- Peggy Marshall Thomas, the lone Republican candidate for Delaware AG, has dropped out of the race....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Monsanto's Roundup Case: What's at Stake from a Legal and Policy Perspective

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The $289 million judgment from a California jury against Monsanto earlier this week relating to its Roundup product is significant both from a legal and a policy standpoint. From a legal perspective, the simple fact that...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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Late last week, a California jury found Monsanto liable in the first of a series of cases accusing the Roundup weedkiller maker of causing plaintiff Dewayne Johnson’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, awarding him an incredible $289...more

Dechert LLP

DAMITT Q2 2018 Update: Duration of Significant Antitrust Merger Investigations May Have Plateaued Despite Unchanged Levels of...

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Fast Facts - The numbers of significant antitrust merger investigations in the U.S. and the EU both are on pace to match 2017 levels. - Bayer/Monsanto was resolved after a more than 24-month investigation in the U.S., the...more

Downey Brand LLP

U.S. District Court Denies California Attorney General’s Request to Reconsider Holding that Proposition 65 Warnings for Glyphosate...

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On June 12, 2018, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California denied the California Attorney General’s request for the court to reconsider its decision in February that California cannot require...more

Mintz - Consumer Product Safety Viewpoints

First Amendment Still Trumps Prop 65

Recently, a federal judge sitting in the Eastern District of California (Sacramento), for the first time, refused to require a manufacturer to place a Prop 65 warning on its product based on a finding that the requirement...more

White & Case LLP

Global merger control: Crossing the finish line: The EU approach to conglomerate effects

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An increase in cases has been seen as a warning that the EU is ramping up its response to potential conglomerate effects. What can merging companies do to prepare for a challenge? In the aftermath of the attempted merger...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

California Appeals Court Upholds State’s Reliance On Conclusion By A Foreign Agency To Classify Glyphosate As “Cancer-Causing”

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Two courts recently examined California’s regulation of glyphosate, a widely used pesticide ingredient, for its alleged health risks via the state’s Proposition 65 warning program. The decisions are noteworthy for the...more

White & Case LLP

Global merger control: Innovation in merger control

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The European Commission is increasingly concerned that market consolidation will harm innovation and has changed dramatically the way it examines the impact of mergers on innovation. Merging parties should be prepared for it....more

Knobbe Martens

Bayer and Monsanto Deal Gets Blessed

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Since May of 2016, Bayer and Monsanto have been working on a deal to combine the two giants. Based on a report released by the Wall Street Journal on Monday, April 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice has just given its...more

Allen Matkins

Court Holds International Cancer Agency Is Not A Private Corporation

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More than a half century ago, the World Health Assembly established the International Agency for Research on Cancer as the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization. Although headquartered in Lyon, France,...more

Dentons

Competition Newsletter April 2018

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Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal applies the principles defined by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Coty preliminary ruling - In a decision opposing Coty France to the online sales...more

Dechert LLP

DAMITT Q1 2018 Update: Trend Toward Longer Antitrust Merger Investigations Slowing or Reversing, But Activity Levels Similar to...

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Fast Facts - There are signs that the six-year trend toward longer significant investigations may be slowing or reversing. - Significant U.S. merger investigations lasted an average of 9.7 months in Q1 2018, the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The Journal reported yesterday that the DOJ will allow Bayer to move forward with its plans to acquire Monsanto, a deal valued at more than $60 billion, after the companies “pledged to sell off additional assets to secure...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

The Bayer/Monsanto Digital Farming Licensing Remedy: Structural or Behavioral?

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The European Union (“EU”) recently concluded its investigation of the Bayer Monsanto transaction. As part of the remedy, Bayer has agreed to license to BASF its “entire global digital agriculture product portfolio and...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Monsanto and Pairwise Announce R&D Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation in Agriculture with Gene Editing

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Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Pairwise Plants (Pairwise), an agricultural startup, have announced a collaboration to advance agriculture research and development by leveraging gene-editing technology. Under the agreement,...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Bayer/Monsanto: European Commission Continues Its Trend of More Aggressive Divestments to Address Innovation Concerns

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The European Commission has routinely considered potential harm to innovation as part of its merger assessments, particularly in R&D driven sectors such as pharmaceuticals and technology. In recent years, however, the...more

Downey Brand LLP

The Latest in the Prop. 65 World: Processed Meat; Lead and Cadmium in Chocolate; and Glyphosate in Herbicides

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February was a busy month in the Proposition 65 world with two developments that may impact businesses that manufacture or sell processed meat or chocolate products. In addition, the United States District Court for the...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Prop. 65 Litigation Involving Acrylamide Heats Up on Eve of Ruling in Coffee Cases

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on

California Proposition 65 litigation over acrylamide in food has been heating up lately, receiving national news coverage in anticipation of a ruling in a fiercely contested case involving exposure to acrylamide in...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Product Liability: 2017 Year in Review

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Massachusetts state and federal courts issued a number of important product liability decisions in 2017. The Product Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation Group at Nutter recently reviewed these cases. Highlighted below are...more

WilmerHale

EU Merger Control 2017: Competition in Innovation; EC Prohibiting Deals; Fines for Procedural Infringements; and EU Courts...

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2017 saw some highly significant investigations and court judgments in European Union merger control. Notably: ..After detailed investigations and subject to extensive divestments, the European Commission (“EC”) cleared...more

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC

About “About”: “Less Than About 3%” Includes 4%

In Monsanto Technology LLC v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., [2017-1032] (January 5, 2018), the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s decision that affirmed reexamination examiner’s rejection of claims of U.S. Patent No....more

Knobbe Martens

Monsanto Technology LLC v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours

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Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Dyk, Reyna, and Wallach. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Extrinsic evidence can be used to find that an allegedly anticipating reference necessarily includes...more

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