Here Comes The Rain Again: Monsanto Introduces Novel New Defense In Its Fight Against Cleaning Up PCBs in California No matter what you think about Monsanto, you have to admit they hire some clever people. We’re already aware of their clever chemists, who gave us such lasting gifts as Agent Orange, glyphosate, and saccharin. But now we are getting a unique opportunity to witness the awesome power of the company’s legal minds at work.… Read the rest
Dow had planned to appeal the case to the Supreme Court, confident that the high court’s consistent 5-4 split (with Scalia’s considerable weight favoring business and other conservative causes regardless of the precedent or even logic involved) would play out in their favor. Upon news of the famously hard line conservative judge’s death, however, Dow quickly did an about face and decided to accept a slightly lower settlement of $835 million and be done with it, rather than take their chances with a tie in the Supreme Court, which would by default uphold the lower court’s ruling.