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IG FARBENSANTO’S SCHEME TO LIMIT LIABILITY SHOT DOWN

You may be wondering what's been happening to I.G. Farbensanto lately. It's been a while since we've heard from, or about, them, so it may be worthwhile to newer readers to apprise them of whom we're talking about.  I.G. Farbensanto is our nickname for Big Agribusiness, and we used to call it Mon(ster)santo, until the big German chemical firm Bayer - a former component of I.G. Farben, the notorious German chemicals cartel that included not only  Bayer, but BASR (also a still existing company, Badische Anilin und Soda-Fabrik) and some other companies - Bayer bought Monsanto (and Monsanto's legal problems) a few years ago. Accordingly, we changed our nickname for Big Agribusiness to IG Farbensanto.  Our other reason for the monikers was the dubious history of Big Agribusiness and its practices regarding GMOs, which I assume most readers here are familiar with.

So now we come to the story, shared by M.W.:

Judge shoots down Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

Here's the story in a nutshell:

The federal judge overseeing nationwide Roundup litigation on Wednesday denied Bayer’s latest attempt to limit its legal liability from future cancer claims associated with its glyphosate-based herbicides, citing numerous “glaring flaws” in a settlement proposed to apply to Roundup users who have not yet sued the company but may want to do so in the future.

Saying parts of the plan were “clearly unreasonable” and unfair to cancer sufferers who would be part of the class settlement, U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria castigated Bayer and the small group of lawyers who put the plan together in conjunction with Bayer.

He pointed out that the company has been “losing trials left and right” in claims brought by people suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) who alleged exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides were the cause.

Bayer has owned Monsanto since 2018 and has been struggling to defend the cancer claims ever since. Cancer victims have won three trials held to date, and tens of thousands of other plaintiffs have filed lawsuits alleging exposure to Monsanto’s herbicides caused them to develop NHL while Monsanto spent decades hiding the risks.

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Judge Chhabria said in his decision that the company’s desire to set up a “science panel” to determine whether or not the herbicides actually cause cancer rather than leave that question to future juries is because of the trial losses the company has so far suffered.

The “reason Monsanto wants a science panel so badly is that the company has lost the ‘battle of the experts’ in three trials, the judge wrote in his order.  “At present, the playing field on the issue of expert testimony related to causation is slanted heavily in favor of plaintiffs.”

Gee... fancy that. A multinational corporation which was formerly a part of I.G. Farben seeks to avoid legal liability for its products? Color me not surprised.

The article goes on to mention various other plans I.G. Farbensanto has for avoiding its mounting legal problems.

Here I have a suggestion for the I.G. Farbensanto board: why not take a page out of Big Pharma's playbook, and invest heavily (and covertly) in gain-of-GMO-function research? This could easily be tied to quackcine research ala the suggestion of some scientific papers a few years ago where this very thing was being proposed: GMOs doubling as quackcines. With a few donations into the right pockets, one might be able to get the National Institute of Health, the Center for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization on board. At this point, you could hire a couple of Harvard chemistry professors, and locate your research facility in - oh, I don't know, say, in Wuhan, China - and perhaps even be able to create a quackcine which is the "only" cure for a new kind of virus (that you could also support gain-of-function research into). Then you could use all of your influence on the propotainment media networks (which get lots of advertising revenue from you to begin with) to "fudge the numbers" a bit, and create a worldwide campaign of fear, while simultaneously getting your newly installed puppet in the White House to approve a slap-dash emergency GMO-quackcine approval plan (you could maybe call it Operation Warp Speed), bypassing the normal long-term trials, and, for good measure, exempting your firm from any liability for any "adverse GMO consumption reactions" because your new plants were rushed into production because the world was facing a crisis.  On the way to achieving all this, you could also persuade your rubber glove company to support a campaign of food distancing, and wearing rubber gloves at all times, especially while dining. You could also persuade social media platforms to hire "fact checkers" in return for some carefully laundered donations, and censor any contrarian views. This way you won't have to worry about any pesky lawsuits from whatever long-term effects of your products as might pop up in a few years.

In the meantime, one way to implement this would be to set up liaison committees with with various Big Pharma companies, to learn their techniques for avoiding legal liabilities for dubious products. While doing this, you could also donate heavily to the campaigns of Congressmen and Senators, and get special legislation passed to limit your liability, and establish "GMO courts" resembling "vaccine courts" to ensure that your liability is strictly limited.

Just a thought.

See you on the flip side...

 

21 thoughts on “IG FARBENSANTO’S SCHEME TO LIMIT LIABILITY SHOT DOWN”

  1. Doc, u made that sound speculative. Like an idea for some future op. Are u sure u did not help write Ebent201’s script?

  2. Oh, Dr. Farrell, surely you realize the wild strategy you propose could never work in the real world…

  3. marcos toledo

    These corporations give new meaning to being a criminal what is worse they make the organized crime look respectable in comparison.

  4. So suddenly the ” independent” from any influence US Federal Court decides that this German Corp, is up to no good? Just right after Biden admin. agrees to remove any restrictions on NSII. Timing is everything😉

  5. Robert Barricklow

    Pharmaceutical’s industry has ability to predict the future; indeed,
    most of these industries near[or, at the tip] of the pyramid of power have, on several orders of measure, a “future” graph of where…
    their power curve is headed.
    The key to that ability lies, both in possessing information;
    and the ability to manipulate, said information.
    As far as the judicial system goes;
    their normal playbook is to publicize the hell out of the bad news
    [Exxon suffers billions of dollars in judgement],
    and then years later, on a “metaphorical” back page[in fine print],
    publish the huge reduction of that “read-all-about-it” judgement.
    Thus, the imprimatur information the public retains;
    is the that the myth of justice was served. Of course!
    To today’s post.

    Speaking of “Roundup”; it has been associated w/the covid1984 deaths world wide. When tests are done, there is the significant signature of “Roundup” in those bodies. The theory is; that the pesticide weakens the body’s immunity, to the point where covid1984 can run rampant.
    Hell, “glyphosate” is a prime suspect in numerous deaths, cancers,
    and other diseases.

    These ‘connected corporations’ business plans are simply based upon:
    break the law[s] and/or fraud.[IMO]

    I can see it now…
    In the near future, the injection “shots” will be found to cause death and severe health problems in some cases; and future plaintiff’s suits will, of course, be colored by said covid1984 operating systems.
    [how can you point out a specific culprit; when there are so many?]

    Of course, the “courts” will term them “vaccinations”.
    Never will the courts admit to “operating systems”; nor
    that the injection deaths, are an acceptable & necessary judgement.
    And, of course, you can’t sue for covid1984; or, whatever the new invisible enemy is, that has been conjured up – out of thin air.
    That’s the law, that the courts are bound to uphold.
    Well, what can the justice system; do but wipe it hands clean,
    “Next case; up on the docket”.
    Of course!

    Oh, and now that the old vaccinations have been found out?
    Don’t worry! The new ones, are good to go, because…
    All the in-house Covid1984 vax research – is spotlessly clean.
    And yes, their also is that coincidence: they’re immunity from liability.
    But, the law is the law.
    Of course!

    Yep, all the GMO courts, the vax courts, the election courts,
    the pronoun courts; ALL the USSA courts confirm: the myth of justice!
    Of course!

    Next!

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Pick your tomato?
      Or, is it?
      Pick your poison?

      Make that a Double Burger Queen[heavy on the estrogen];
      w/two large slices of covid1984 tomato vaxx.
      Hold the steroid mayo; sauteed valium onions;
      w/lots of cannabis greens.
      To Go!

      [in case you haven’t guessed?
      It’s lunch time/couldn’t resist]

  6. john fleishman

    The folks at Bayer are very saavy. They knew the liabilities that would ensue when they married monsanto.
    Makes one wonder…
    Maybe, on a different plane(t) these two are one and the same?
    If there is a breakaway civilization—the corporate structure might surprise us.

    1. At the top the same people seem to own controlling interest in nearly every chain store and multi-national corporation. They got it all with fiat money which they produce out of thin air, usuary interest on everything borrowed on with their monopoly money, and the edge they get making themselves tax and interest exempt. And our elected officials are paid to look the other way as they buy up the world.

      1. You can also include law firms that these psychopathic control freaks, that are excreted from hell, are buying up.

      2. I was dumbstruck when Bayer bought Monsanto. Me thinks the lure of gaining dominance in the food and chemical industry blinded their ground truth analytics. Or, as you point out, it could be an unseen life preserver tossed to the nature-blind company. It’s the hubris that will get them.

        1. Seeing that the people who own it own everything else, I don’t think these law suits really effect them too much. Yes, they would like to change the narrative and put these lawsuits in the memory hole but this Judge isn’t letting them. Good for him, but this might just be to get us to think the system can still work for us little people. I doubt the law suits will effect the company too much.

        2. Maybe they figured the strategic importance of controlling the food supply was worth the legal costs. I’ve always suspected Bayer’s purchase of Mon(ster)santo was a geopolitical move, the real issue being who’s going to control the food supply: the Anglo-American elite or the Germans? That would help explain why it suddenly became possible to successfully sue Mon(ster)santo in American courts after a German company took it over.

    2. Tend to agree. In that those farbensantotypes remain savvy at the biochemical games both in the laboratory as well as out and about. For some years, no less, as well as on multiple continents just as another Party of the east by going west seeks hegemony over the world’s resources now. Doubt very much that das Verwaltungsgerichte, German special administrative law courts and subsequent three levels, (along for the ride with the German company Bayer) would not be interested in what Bayer is up to. They, the German courts in general, have an invested interest to ensure fairness of investigations and trials. They’re not necessarily trying to merge with the Anglo and American systems per se, but where there is common ground to guard against Party thuggery of the east there seems to be a larger grouping of legal specialists that have alternative perspectives on the legal warfare waged by that Party upon western nations.

      That larger grouping provides many safeguards to ensure the fairness of investigations and trials for German interests as well as Anglo – American involvements. The Ordinary Courts, of which there are four tiers, hear cases not unlike those of the Anglo – American systems.

      Where there has been poisoning of dissidents and spread of nuclear contaminants across sovereign country divides by yet another Asiatic union power they were consulted. There are still issues with the world courts.

      That “never again” business seems to have expanded into that gain-of-you-know-what mix.

    3. Bayer gained control of Monstersanto’s lock on all the GPS and software tracking most every farm in the US. When the singularity is claimed, they will probably proclaim it unsafe to let humans run the farm machinery in the fields. Think of all the effort put into mapping every roadway so that Uber, or Tesla, or Google, or Mapquest, or………. could become the decisive entity controlling the software that controls all the self-driving vehicles. If memory serves, IG FarbenBayerSanto now controls that and hence the fields and seeds and………

      Bayer and all competitors probably felt the price worth regardless of the cost. Competitors probably were ruled out simply by Bayer’s purse. Remember, Bayer paid cash. Imagine having the cash to buy Monstersanto without a burp. Almost like Amazon gobbling up Whole Foods, Kohls and now MGM without even chewing. (Ironic that the price on MGM is something around 8.5B at the same time the US govt is bailing out Amazon space program for 10B.)

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