Why are all Roundup-cancer lawsuits filed in the US?

| | October 8, 2018
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The unique conditions present in the U.S. led to the filing of more than 8,000 court claims alleging the use of glyphosate, popularly known as Roundup, [causes] …. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) …. Roundup claims unfailingly depend on the combination of the largely misunderstood 2015 conclusion of the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC), a susceptible U.S. legal system, mass tort law firms, contingency fee arrangements and self-serving special interest groups.

Initiating a lawsuit for potential Roundup claimants …. is not difficult as there are many “mass tort” law firms specializing in product deficiency and labeling claims willing to file lawsuits with no payment required. Notably, all Roundup claims are filed in the U.S. [and] rely on mass tort law firms and have a symbiotic support network of special interest non-governmental organizations and associations with mass communication capabilities.

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“Mass torts” are so named because multiple or mass numbers of plaintiffs are aggregated within court jurisdictions and mass media is also used by the corresponding law firms to obtain more plaintiffs from the ongoing publicity. Contingency fee arrangements allow plaintiffs to undertake a legal claim without payment as law firms receive payment from a winning verdict percentage ranging from 33% to 40% ….

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