Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial. Plaintiff Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a 46-year-old former school groundskeeper, alleges exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and its active ingredient, glyphosate, caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Plaintiff’s lawyer R. Brent Wisner asked jurors to award more than $39 million in compensatory damages and $373 million in punitive damages to his client, Dewayne “Lee” Johnson.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A lawyer for a Bay Area man dying of cancer told a jury Monday that agrochemical giant Monsanto has known for 40 years its popular Roundup weed killer is carcinogenic, but didn’t warn users and “bullied” independent researchers to safeguard its flagship product.
Moving usually comes at a cost. And when transitioning out of homelessness, that cost — which can include basic necessities like food — can be insurmountable. As homeless program coordinator for the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, I recognized that recently housed Veterans needed better access to these necessities. I presented the challenge to VA partners and, together, we created a solution.
When he left the Army, Robert Dandridge never imagined that health and employment challenges would eventually lead to chronic homelessness. He navigated years of housing instability until seeking and receiving help from VA. And then Turner Construction stepped up to help make his new apartment a home.
National League of Cities finds what works to help more Veterans secure housing: strategic landlord engagement
In May, National League of Cities (NLC) will host a landlord engagement event in Oakland, California, in cooperation with VA’s Homeless Programs Office. This is the last in a series of 10 events across the country hosted by NLC and its corporate partner, Wells Fargo, as part of their effort to help end Veteran homelessness. Through this event and the others like it, NLC and VA engage landlords to help remove barriers Veterans face in securing permanent housing, such as poor housing records, application fees and background checks. The approach involves educating landlords on VA services available to homeless Veterans as well as identifying available units.
The American Federation of Government Employees on Wednesday filed an internal grievance with the Veterans Affairs Department alleging “numerous unfair labor practices” related to the department’s implementation of a series of controversial workforce executive orders.
Many Veterans want to pursue higher education when they get out of the armed forces. And whether you served four years or retired after decades of service, heading back to school can be a daunting task; Veterans face their own unique challenges when pursuing a degree.