It’s one of the most well-known and financially massive class-action lawsuits in American history.
Billions of dollars are being awarded to supposed victims, and yet new evidence shows it might be just another leftist scam.
And this massive class-action lawsuit may be nothing more than another deadly hoax from the radical left.
Class-action lawsuits due to corporations knowingly developing and selling a product they know to be harmful are very useful.
They are also very overused.
Everyone remembers the McDonald’s hot coffee case where a 79-year-old woman spilled hot coffee in her lap. She sued McDonald’s and won nearly $3 million in damages.
Or how about the lawsuit filed by a Missouri man claiming that the Hershey’s company intentionally sold partially full packages of Whoppers, Reese’s Pieces and other bagged candies.
In May 2017, his $5 million class-action lawsuit was given the green light to move forward by U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey.
Though eventually thrown out, this case ate up countless man hours and taxpayer dollars, as do so many of the frivolous lawsuits filed every year.
Then there are the “Big Ones.”
In 1998, Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, and two other tobacco companies agreed to at least a $206 billion settlement in medical costs for smoking-related illnesses.
In 2016, a federal judge gave final approval to a $20 billion settlement resolving civil claims over environmental damage from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
And in the mid-1990s, manufacturers of silicone gel breast implants led by Dow Corning agreed to resolve claims that they had exposed women to autoimmune and connective tissue disorders.
Corning initially settled for $4.75 billion, but the settlement collapsed because the number of claims exceeded expectations, causing Dow Corning to declare bankruptcy.
The remaining manufacturers, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, eventually settled for $3.4 billion.
As you can imagine, there are many more like this, including the current case against Roundup – the wildly popular weed killer used on farms, homes, and open spaces in more than 160 countries around the world.
But now, the arrest of a Virginia lawyer who represented the first winning plaintiff in the Roundup case should bring some much-needed attention to one of the biggest legal, scientific, and environmental scams in history ever perpetrated by the radical left and their environmental Nazi overseers.
Attorney Timothy Litzenburg of Charlottesville was arrested and charged with extortion after threatening an unnamed company to pay him $200 million.
According to the federal indictment, the unidentified company manufactures glyphosate, the active chemical in Roundup.
Litzenburg probably figured he could shakedown the company since lawyers nationwide are winning multi-million dollar lawsuits against Roundup.
In May, an Alameda County jury awarded $2 billion in damages to a California couple stricken with the disease allegedly caused by Roundup. (A judge later reduced the sum to $87 million.)
And Litzenburg represented the very first winning plaintiff in a Roundup lawsuit where a California groundskeeper won a $289 million judgment against Monsanto in 2018.
But it turns out the lawsuits are likely based on false science, faulty legal precedent, and a concerted effort by radical environmentalists such as the U.N., French President Emmanual Macron, Obama’s EPA, and the World Health Organization.
Monsanto (now Bayer) is their target because, well, the left doesn’t like them.
Now it looks like evidence is coming out to back up these conspiracy charges and that the World Health Organization used faulty, sketchy, and bad data to present its limited evidence that Roundup causes cancer.
We will keep you updated on this breaking story as more information comes out.