Category Archives: Aviation Law

GMO Advocate Claims it’s Safe to Drink Glyphosate Then Refuses a Glass

Share This Item January 18, 2018 When GMO advocate Patrick Moore sat down for a 2015 interview with a French documentary filmmaker, he wanted people to know that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, was safe; so safe that “you could drink a whole quart of it and it would not hurt you.” At the time of Moore’s now infamous interview, people around the world were concerned that Roundup, the world’s top-selling herbicide, was dangerous. The rising concern started in March of 2015 when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a detailed report on glyphosate. Internationally renowned scientists poured over published data on the chemical to produce a Monograph. The purpose of IARC Monographs is to identify environmental factors that can increase the risk of developing cancer. According to IARC, glyphosate is a “probable human carcinogen,” and the cancer most….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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A Complete German Glyphosate Ban Could be on the Horizon

Share This Item Berlin, Germany – Jan. 12, 2018 – – Germany’s largest political parties announced a breakthrough today after days of extensive talks in proposing a formal coalition government. To the surprise of many, the proposed blueprint for the new government agreed to by the Christian Democrats (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) includes a complete ban on glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. Glyphosate became the subject of controversy in 2015 when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded in a report that the chemical is a probable human carcinogen. The agency also found that the cancer most associated with glyphosate exposure is non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The IARC report opened the door to lawsuits against Monsanto in the United States. Thousands of people from all over the country are now suing Monsanto in federal….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Lawsuit Alleges Negligence Caused Death in Compton Plane Crash

Share This Item The Los Angeles law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has filed an aviation wrongful death lawsuit against American Airports Corporation Inc. (AAC) on behalf of a woman whose husband was killed by the fire that ignited after his plane crashed at Compton Airport in Compton, California. Aviation attorney Timothy A. Loranger filed the lawsuit (case no. BC670969) in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Michelle Gochie, who alleges that her late husband Richard Gochie’s wrongful death was caused by AAC’s negligence in failing to provide adequate Crash, Fire and Rescue (CFR) services that may have saved Richard Gochie’s life. Pilot Still Alive after Banner Towing Plane Crashed Richard Gochie On the afternoon of August 9, 2015, Richard Gochie was piloting an Aviat A1 (“Husky”) aircraft while attempting to pick up an advertising banner. At approximately 12:35 p.m. after Mr. Gochie successfully snared the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Opportunity to Consult with a non-US Government on Certification

MARPA has been contacted by a non-US authority that is seeking certification experts in mechanical flight controls and ULDs, This could be a great short-term consulting opportunity, as well as a great way to share your knowledge in a way that promotes global safety. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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MARPA Joins Industry Groups Securing Reissuance of FAA Notice 8900.380 Policy

On August 2 MARPA joined a petition signed by 12 other industry groups seeking the extension of FAA Notice 8900.380.  This effort was spearheaded by the Aviation Suppliers Association. Yesterday, the FAA responded to the petition by agreeing to reissue the policy for another year. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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