Bayer will pay up to $10.9B to resolve Roundup litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Bayer will pay up to $10.9B to resolve Roundup litigation
By Debra Cassens Weiss
June 24, 2020, 2:57 pm CDT
https://www.abajournal.com/news/article/bayer-will-pay-up-to-10.9b-to-resolve-roundup-litigation

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Bayer AG has agreed to pay up to $10.9 billion to settle current and potentially future litigation contending that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

The settlement covers about 75% of 125,000 filed and still unfiled claims in state and federal courts, according to the New York Times, Reuters and a June 24 press release.

The company will pay up to $9.6 billion to resolve current litigation and another $1.25 billion to address potential future litigation. The settlement did not include any admission of liability.

Part of the future litigation fund will be used to create an expert science panel to determine whether the Roundup ingredient glyphosate may cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and, if so, at what level it becomes dangerous. The findings will bind Bayer as well as the plaintiffs lawyers, according to the New York Times.

About 25,000 claims are not included in the settlement, but the plaintiffs may eventually join, according to lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who spoke with the New York Times. Feinberg was a court-appointed mediator for the settlement talks.

Feinberg told the New York Times that court closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have helped lead to the settlement.

“The pandemic worked to the advantage of settlement because the threat of a scheduled trial was unavailable,” Feinberg said.

The three Roundup cases that have gone to trial—resulting in verdicts for the plaintiffs—will continue through the appellate process and are not covered by the settlement. The highest verdict was $2 billion; it was reduced to $86.7 million

Roundup is made by Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer in 2018.

Bayer also announced that it resolved most litigation over polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCB, exposure in water for $820 million and litigation over damage to crops caused by drift of the herbicide dicamba for up to $400 million, according to the press release.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: “Federal judge sanctions lead lawyer in Roundup trial for opening statement ‘misconduct’”

ABAJournal.com: “Lawyer who successfully sued Roundup is accused of trying to extort $200M from unnamed company”

ABAJournal.com: “Judge refuses to block maker of Roundup weed killer from geofencing around courthouse”

ABAJournal.com: “Roundup weed killer was substantial factor in man’s cancer, jurors find in second trial”

Does anyone believe that Bayer would pay that much, if Roundup was safe?

National Liberty Alliance Member Needs Help

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Here is a note from one of our members who is in great need of our help. His name is Ron Hatton. If you can help, it will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jan

Hello, to you, my friends and associates.
I was almost murdered on Wednesday June the 3rd after agreeing to take a man to visit his ailing mother in Stockton, CA. When I was dropping him off (he was beginning to scare me), he beat me severely, and since I couldn’t just let him steal my van, drug me 1/4 mile down the road with my body stuck under the van (with a flat tire) before managing to throw my body into a guardrail at about 30 mph.

There is almost none of my body that isn’t damaged. I need assistance in many ways. I have lost a goodly portion of the skin (down to the muscle) on my left side, with less damage on the other areas, and not a portion of my body untouched (save for my right ring finger and my winky. Thank god for that!) and is more painful than anything I can remember, and can’t even imagine until now.

I don’t like asking for help, as you all know. Also, as I have dedicated my life to helping others for more than a decade, and now need help in the worst of ways, I thought I would ask you all to help spread the word to your friends in the hope of meeting the tremendous financial burden this has put on my life.

I would love it if you took a moment to check out my GoFundMe campaign:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/almost-dead-by-demon?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

Your support would mean a lot to me. Thank you so much! I mean it.
Ron Hatton
“Gadgetman”
406-422-3291

We need an anti-psycopathic vaccine. The condition is spreading fast in the world of mandatory vaccine hucksters. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/06/joseph-mercola/newborns-to-be-separated-from-parents-for-covid-19-testing/ By Joseph Mercola Mercola.com The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the biggest funder of vaccines in the entire world and, according to Gates, its COVID-19 vaccination effort “dwarfs anything we’ve ever worked on before.”1 Indeed, Gates push […]

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ANTIFA And BLM Rioters Are Now Coast-To-Coast And Threatening Suburban Areas As Demonic Trail Of Violence And Bloodshed Leaves 12 Dead So Far

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ANTIFA And BLM Rioters Are Now Coast-To-Coast And Threatening Suburban Areas As Demonic Trail Of Violence And Bloodshed Leaves 12 Dead So Far
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 17:33

https://beforeitsnews.com/global-unrest/2020/06/antifa-and-blm-rioters-are-now-coast-to-coast-and-threatening-suburban-areas-as-demonic-trail-of-violence-and-bloodshed-leaves-12-dead-so-far-2528668.html

The majority of those who have died in the riots at the hands of ANTIFA were black, which is a stunning statistic when you consider that ANTIFA is mostly white.

Do you see this as an ‘organic movement to protest police violence’? I see nothing of the kind. I see rioters, looters, thieves, assaulters and all manner of degenerate humanity being sent in as an ersatz military force by the global elites to tear society down to shreds, so that a New World Order can rise up in its place. This is nothing to do with the death of George Floyd, and everything to do with the rising, lawless spirit of Antichrist.

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When was the last time you read about a ‘peace movement’ that had a death toll? Unless you are talking about Islamic terrorism and their bogus ‘religion of peace’ nonsense, you’d have to concede that members of a ‘peace movement’ causing the death of other people is an idea diametrically opposed to the concept of peace. ANTIFA and BLM have no intentions of stopping, and I highly urge you to take common sense precautions as the riots spread. Do not stop on the road if ANTIFA blocks the traffic, do not walk down any city streets without carrying legal firearms protection, should you meet up with the rioters, take them at face value and proceed accordingly. The majority of those who have died in the riots at the hands of ANTIFA were black, which is a stunning statistic when you consider that ANTIFA is mostly white.

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A Sample Of Those Have Been Killed In The Riots Thus Far:

David McAtee was a 53-year-old African American.
Dave Patrick Underwood was a police officer.
Chris Beaty a former offensive lineman for Indiana University.
Italia Kelly 22, who was shot Monday while leaving a protest outside a Walmart.
Calvin L. Horton Jr. was fatally shot outside a pawn shop last week.
James Scurlock, a 22-year-old black man.
A 21-year-old man was killed in downtown Detroit.
Two people were killed during unrest Monday in the suburb of Cicero. source
About a dozen deaths have been reported around the country over the past week.

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FROM THE AP: In New York on Monday night, people smashed shop windows near Rockefeller Center and breached the doors of Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street despite the first curfew in the city in decades. Police said nearly 700 people were arrested and several officers injured in the overnight violence.

New York and other cities braced for more trouble after nightfall Tuesday, with Mayor Bill de Blasio extending an 8 p.m. curfew all week.

“We’re going to have a tough few days,” he warned, but added: “We’re going to beat it back.” He said he would do that with the help of community leaders, urging them to step forward: “Create peace. … Stand up.”

More than 20,000 National Guard members have been called up in 29 states to deal with the violence. New York is not among them. De Blasio has said he does not want the Guard, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he will not send it into the city against the mayor’s wishes.

— Ami Horowitz (@AmiHorowitz) June 2, 2020

During the violence that gripped communities from coast to coast again on Monday night, police officers were shot, run over and showered with rocks and bottles.

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In Atlanta, police fired tear gas at demonstrators. In Nashville, more than 60 National Guard members put down their riot shields at the request of peaceful protesters. And at a demonstration in Buffalo, New York, an SUV plowed into a group of officers, injuring three.

An officer was shot and gravely wounded as police tried to disperse a crowd outside a Las Vegas hotel and casino. Four officers were shot in St. Louis; they were expected to recover.

“We have been sitting on a powder keg for some time and it has burst,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.

In Philadelphia, where hundreds of protesters spilled onto a highway in the heart of the city, Mayor Jim Kenney described a chaotic night in which one person was killed attempting to use explosives to open an ATM, a gun shop owner fatally shot a would-be thief, and a 19-year-old died of injuries during looting.

About a dozen other deaths have been reported around the country over the past week. Some protesters framed the burgeoning movement as a necessity after a string of killings by police.

“I fear for my safety every time I get in the car to go for a drive. I fear of getting pulled over. I fear for all 10 of my brothers’ and sisters’ lives, for my parents’ lives!” 19-year-old Amari Burroughs of Parkland, Florida, said Tuesday as she prepared for another protest. “My goal is to use my voice and my leadership to make this world safer so that one day I can bring children here and won’t have to fear for their safety.”

Outside the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul, where a youth protest was held Tuesday, 18-year-old Joseph Tawah agreed.

“It’s really hard not to feel afraid,” he said.

More than 5,600 people nationwide have been arrested over the past week for such offenses as stealing, blocking highways and breaking curfew, according to a count by The Associated Press.

In Richmond, Virginia, several hundred people gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday, shouting down Mayor Levar Stoney, who apologized for police lobbing tear gas at peaceful demonstrators.

“Where were you last night when we were being tear-gassed?” a woman yelled. “Where were you? Where were you? Where were you?” the crowd chanted.

Meanwhile, Democratic governors and mayors rejected Trump’s threat to send in the military, questioning whether the federal government has such authority and warning that such a step would be incendiary.

De Blasio said military troops would create “a dangerous scenario,” while Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock likewise warned such a move would just lead to more violence and destruction.

“Denver is not Little Rock in 1957, and Donald Trump is not President Eisenhower. This is a time for healing, for bringing people together, and the best way to protect civil rights is to move away from escalating violence,” they said in a statement, referring to Eisenhower’s use of troops to enforce school desegregation in the South.

Even some in the president’s own party rebuffed the idea, including Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, who said his state has what it needs.

“The military is here to protect and defend this country. We don’t have that need here in this state,” he said.

A senior White House official said Tuesday that despite Trump’s threats, the goal was to pressure governors to deploy more National Guard members. The president is not rushing to use the Insurrection Act to send in the military, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The unrest in Minneapolis, meanwhile, appeared to stabilize on the same day Floyd’s brother made an impassioned plea for peace at the spot where a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, put his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.

Chauvin has been charged with murder. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Tuesday that prosecutors were working as fast as they can to determine if the three other officers at the scene should be charged too. All four have been fired. Floyd’s family was expected to join a march in Houston on Tuesday.

The state of Minnesota opened an investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department has a pattern of discrimination against minorities. Cities struggled to keep police in line and avoid instances of excessive force.

The police chief in Louisville, Kentucky, was fired after a restaurant owner was killed by police and National Guard members enforcing a curfew. In Richmond, the police chief said officers who used tear gas on a group of peaceful protesters would be disciplined. In Atlanta, six officers were charged Tuesday after a video showed authorities dragging two young people from a car during protests.

Sending the military into the states would mark a stunning federal intervention rarely seen in modern American history. It drew comparisons to 1968, when Richard Nixon ran as the law-and-order candidate in the aftermath of riots following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Federal law allows presidents to dispatch the military into states to suppress an insurrection or if a state is defying federal law, legal experts said. But some state officials asserted that the president does not have a unilateral right to send in troops against the will of local governments. READ MORE

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The real shame of a lot of what is happening, is that they lie about a lot of things. They don’t show the people black and white helping each other through this, they don’t show the peaceful protests. They are so hell-bent on getting the black and whites to distrust and yes, even hate each other, that they don’t show the human side of what is really going on.

This was planned, just like the virus was a plandemic. People wake up!
Stop the Hate, and direct your energies into getting rid of those who want to divide us!