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Roundup Lawsuits

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Last week, a jury in San Francisco, California returned a whopping $289,000,000.00 verdict against Monsanto Company, a subsidiary of Bayer AG.  The jury's verdict was in favor a terminally-ill man who alleged he developed stage IV Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a result of repeated exposure to Roundup, a weed killer regularly used by farmers, gardeners, and landscapers and made by Monsanto, while working as a groundskeeper for a school district.  The plaintiff claimed that Monsanto has known for years that exposure to Roundup increases the risk of developing cancer, yet the company failed to warn the public of the risks.  ...

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Alleged DUI driver kills one in auto accident

A man was killed early Saturday morning when he was struck by an alleged DUI driver on Mars Hill Road in Cobb County, Georgia. According to news reports, the victim was a married father of four who was standing outside his truck placing signs on the roadway. The victim was transported by ambulance to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital but unfortunately did not survive. Cobb County police officers who responded to the scene arrested the alleged DUI driver after observing him stumbling and swaying. The alleged DUI driver, who was not injured in the accident, has been charged with first degree vehicular...

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Fatal Car Accident in Clayton County

  A fatal car accident yesterday evening involving four vehicles shut down all eastbound travel lanes of I-285 at I-75 in Clayton, County Georgia.  According to police, a red pick-up truck that was involved in the  wreck flipped several times.  As a result, the pick-up truck driver was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result.  Also involved in the car accident were another passenger vehicle as well as a tractor-trailer and a construction-type truck.  It is unknown at this time which companies' vehicles were involved in the car accident and police have not yet released the victim's name.  Due...

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One Killed, One Injured in Car Accident on I-75

  One person was killed and another badly hurt in a car accident late Tuesday morning on I-75 in Henry County. According to police, the car accident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the southbound travel lanes just south of Jodeco Road. Although Henry County police continue to investigate, authorities have already confirmed that two people were ejected in the single-vehicle crash. It is unknown at this time whether either occupant was wearing a seatbelt. While one occupant died at the scene, the other was life-flighted from the car accident scene directly to an area hospital. Due to the severity of...

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Two Killed in Car Accident on I-75

Two people were killed in a car accident on Monday morning on I-75 in Morrow, Georgia. According to police, a driver struck two people who were attempting to change a tire on the side of I-75 on Monday morning. According to Morrow police, a brother and sister visiting from Texas were struck by a car entering I-75 northbound at the ramp from Jonesboro Road at approximately 11:30 a.m. The two victims were changing a flat tire in the area between the entrance ramp and I-75. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken by...

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Deadly Motorcycle Accident in Clayton County

One killed in early morning motorcycle accident Clayton County Police are investigating a deadly motorcycle accident on July 26, 2013. According to reports, one person was killed in an earlier morning motorcycle accident that also involved a minivan. The motorcycle accident occurred at Rex Road and Evans Drive in Clayton County, Georgia. A police spokesperson stated the the motorcycle rider was taken to a local hospital for treatment but died from his injuries. The police investigation into the motorcycle accident is ongoing. Accidents like this one highlight the dangers faced by drivers on Georgia roads, especially motorcycle riders. While a motorcycle is...

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Intoxicated Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes and Kills Two Pedestrians

Police in Gwinnett County have arrested an allegedly intoxicated hit-and-run driver who struck and killed two pedestrians who were walking on Lawrenceville Highway on July 19th. The two pedestrians were a thirty-six year old mother and her six-year old daughter. Spencer T. Prigomore, the alleged hit-and-run driver, has been charged with two counts of first-degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated. According to the police, the alleged hit-and-run driver was traveling west on Lawrenceville Highway when he made a "sudden lane change" from one lane into another, striking another vehicle from behind and continuing onto the sidewalk where he struck...

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1 killed and 3 injured in tractor-trailer crash on I-85 south

One woman was killed and three more people suffered serious personal injuries yesterday, July 8th, when their SUV was forced from its lane by a tractor-trailer into another truck. All vehicles were traveling south on I-85 in Gwinnett County, Georgia near Steve Reynolds Boulevard. According to witnesses, a southbound tractor-trailer changed lanes into a lane occupied by a Nissan Pathfinder, forcing the SUV into the side of a box truck that was also traveling south. The Pathfinder then left the interstate where it struck a steep hill between I-85 and the interstate ramp at Steve Reynolds Boulevard,...

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