U.S. Gov. backs Monsanto Bid to toss $25M Roundup Verdict
(Dec. 23, 2019) On Friday, December 20, 2019, the U.S. federal government announced to the world its fealty to Monsanto. The government filed an amicus brief that backs a Monsanto / Bayer bid to
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
PA changes Sex Abuse Law after Grand Jury Report
(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.
Pittsburg Clergy Abuse Lawsuit Filed for Two
(Nov. 20, 2019)  Attorneys David Matthews and Tim Goss filed a Pittsburg clergy abuse lawsuit this week on behalf of two men who say they were sexually abused in a Catholic church parish in
J&J Talc recalled after FDA finds Asbestos
(Nov. 19, 2019) Johnson & Johnson recalled some of its talcum powder products last month after the FDA found asbestos in J&J talc powder. The FDA said that it found "sub-trace" levels of asbestos
Thousands of California Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected
(Nov. 11, 2019) The Associated Press reported last month that clergy abuse attorneys expect thousands of California sex abuse lawsuits to be filed when the state’s new law takes effect January 1, 2020. The
California Law Change helps Sex Abuse Survivors
(November 7, 2019) Survivors of childhood sexual abuse in California no longer need to suffer in silence. They can finally have their voices heard. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 218 into law October 13,
Rex Medical ignored Blood Filter Defects, Jury Told
(October 11, 2019) – Rex Medical sold an inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) – designed to allegedly stop blood clots from reaching the heart – despite a study showing the product was prone to
Monsanto hides behind Bayer Name
(Oct. 15, 2019) Most people have woken up to the fact that Monsanto's claim to want to feed the world is balderdash. In fact, Monsanto has become so hated in the world that its
Bayer’s Home Country plans Glyphosate Ban
(Oct. 22, 2019) Bayer – which bought Monsanto last year for $66 billion – now faces a ban in its home country on Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide, Roundup. The government of Germany announced last month that