Jury Awards $265M – Monsanto BASF Dicamba Trial
Companies Guilty of Ecological Disaster Conspiracy (Feb. 17, 2020) A jury awarded $265 million last week in a dicamba trial against Monsanto and BASF. The award went to a family whose peach farm was

Facebook Censorship 101

Facebook Censorship 101
Facebook Censorship 101 is a primer built to explain just what a deep threat Facebook is to the free press of the world. Make no mistake, Facebook is a threat. Despite all those cute
Dow will stop making brain-damaging pesticide
 (Feb. 10, 2020) – Dow Chemical says it will stop making the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos. The chemical giant attributes the move to a downturn in demand for the poison, which is highly controversial, to
FBI seeks Texas Clergy Sex Abuse Victims
(Jan. 30, 2020) -- The FBI announced today that it seeks child sex abuse victims as part of an ongoing investigation into clergy abuse in north Texas. The FBI notice reads: "The FBI is seeking
Bishops, Cardinal McCarrick accused of Child Sex Abuse
While many of us who were raised in the Catholic church might like to think priest sex abuse is limited to a few bad apples, the fact that at least 44 Catholic bishops and
65 Arizona Priests Credibly Accused or convicted of Child Sex Abuse
(Jan. 18, 2020) – At least 65 Arizona priests have been credibly accused or convicted of child sex abuse. The Arizona Republic announced that disturbing figure last summer. Two Catholic religious orders released the
Longtime Corporate Attorney now helps Plaintiffs
(Jan. 9, 2020) – Longtime corporate attorney Julie Matthews has moved across the litigation aisle to join the fight for plaintiffs. Ms. Matthews joined Matthews & Associates in 2016 to work on the firm's
NC Diocese releases List of Priests Credibly Accused of Child Sex Abuse
(Jan. 7, 2020) – A Catholic diocese in North Carolina on Dec. 30, 2019 published a list of 14 clergy members it says have been credibly accused of child sex abuse. The Diocese of
Monsanto fined $10 Million for spraying banned Pesticide
(December 20, 2019) Monsanto was fined $10 million last month for spraying a banned pesticide in Hawaii. Monsanto continued to store and use a pesticide banned in 2013 for about a year after it
Pope lifts Church’s Secrecy over Sex Abuse Victims
(Dec. 18, 2019) Pope Francis announced yesterday that he will abolish the obligation of secrecy surrounding abuse victims during Vatican trials and processes. The Catholic News Service just announced the new plan, which appears
Nearly 6,000 Uber Sex Assaults
(December 9, 2019) – Our Uber rides might not be as safe as most of us like to think, whether we are passengers or drivers. Nearly 6,000 Uber sexual assaults were reported in the United
Pittsburgh Press Conference for sex abuse victims shut out by Legislature
Matthews & Associates Law Firm is holding a press conference on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at Pittsburgh’s Embassy Suites’ Heinz Room (535 Smithfield). We have filed cases for three Pennsylvania men who
New Clergy Abuse Laws and Church Bankruptcy
Fifteen states have now enacted new laws to help survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. The new laws extend or suspend previous statutes of limitations in order to allow claims that can now stretch
(Nov. 27, 2019) Some 15 months after the state of Pennsylvania released a grand jury report implicating more than 300 priests in the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 minors, the state has changed some
Catholic Church Sex-abuse Boards undermine Victims
(Nov. 22, 2019) An Associated Press story has revealed that sex abuse boards, set up by churches to ostensibly help victims, often help abusive priests and churches first, leaving victims out in the cold.