In the News Today - April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

“Another Ninth Circuit Spanking”: The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board said the U.S. Supreme Court “slapped down the latest” legal attempt to stop individual arbitration in yesterday’s Lamps Plus decision, which reversed a Ninth Circuit ruling on class arbitration. The Board said the ruling is “consistent with a half dozen Court rulings in the last decade” and that efforts to reduce arbitration is a “policy preference is up to Congress, which has expressly allowed arbitration clauses in contracts.” (Wall Street Journal)

Monsanto Says Judge in RoundUp Case May Have Been Influenced By PR Campaign: Monsanto, the company at the center of litigation over its RoundUp weed killer products, said in its appeal of a $80 million verdict that the judge overseeing the case may have been influenced by a public relations campaign. The company pointed to several alleged judicial errors, and the judge’s reversal on damages that came days after a full page San Francisco Chronicle advertisement mentioned her directly. (Legal Newsline)