The Elephant in the Blog

January 18, 2020

A Note from GG: My family is not one to hold back opinions, and all-hands interventions are not unusual. In the 80s, an intervention pried me from my beloved new Nintendo. Mario had begun to visit me in my dreams, which my mom deemed unhealthy.  In the 90s, the family convened to express their disgust…

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Lord What Fools These Mortals Be

July 24, 2019

It’s midsummer.  The sultry hot nights of summer have me lazily distracted. While distressed that foggy Northern California summer days never used to be hot enough to truly be “sultry” until recently, it has been nice to let my mind wander a bit from the nuances of the trials and restock some creativity. I’m also…

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Belly Flop

July 4, 2019

By AOJ – Johnson Juror #4 So here we are, back in Federal Court in San Francisco with Judge Vince Chhabria about to consider motions by Monsanto asking for him to toss the jury’s $80M verdict in favor of Edward Hardeman. I am actually getting used to hanging around courtrooms – a year ago I…

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About That Monsanto Spy

May 26, 2019

The French and German activists are fighting a more successful fight against Roundup than the Americans are. Don’t get me wrong, there are many Americans who are fighting every single day to free our country’s food from toxic glyphosate. We just don’t seem to get very far – well, until environmental lawyers finally found a…

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May 16, 2019

WE ARE ON A ROLL!! Now we have a grand trifecta. Here’s how it went down. Verdict Watch I don’t think I’ll ever get over missing the Hardeman Phase 1 Verdict by mere moments while getting tea. With that in mind, I have no intention of leaving the proximity of the courtroom at any point…

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May 14, 2019

$2.055 Billion awarded today in damages in the Pilliod v Monsanto trial! Out partying tonight, will catch you up on details soon. Keep an eye on Bayer’s stock tomorrow – it will be interesting to watch. SO THANKFUL!!!

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Get Out of Here

May 13, 2019

As you all know by now, I really like to keep my blog light, because the topic is so grave that it’s something of a coping mechanism. But today, I feel I am in a surreal state of mind. Today’s news headlined an article about whales dying and shoring on the California coast at unprecedented…

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The Art of the Appeal

May 11, 2019

GG: Hold tight for the writeup on Closing Statements – working on it this weekend! In the meantime, AOJ has some news. Hey folks, AOJ here with a quick update on Monsanto’s Motion for Judicial Notice in the Johnson appeal. I recently wrote about my distinct displeasure with the Johnson letter writers’ private information going…

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Comments on Comments

May 7, 2019

Today, I finally heard the word “microbiome” said OUT LOUD during the trial, in a context that so perfectly bridged NHL, immune system dysfunction, and our individual universes of intestinal bacteria. I am in a state of elated disbelief – I’ve waited through THREE trials and had all but given up hope to hear any…

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According to Dr. Robot

May 2, 2019

BY: AOJ Pre-jury The discussion this morning is about the remarkable timing of the news that the EPA has made a preliminary determination that glyphosate is not a carcinogen. At one point, Judge Winifred Smith jokes about the long “reach of Monsanto,” and the courtroom has a good laugh. Brent Wisner is probably the least…

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The EPA and Betsy Ross

May 1, 2019

I’ve read plenty of stories about the corruption of the US government, but always held on to the hope that things weren’t really so bad. After all, Betsy Ross happily quilted a team banner that has stood proudly for over two centuries. I presume this happy story to be true, but upon further research for…

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Ready to Rumble

April 30, 2019

When I commute to Oakland or San Francisco, I pass many high-priced Silicon Valley billboards. The billboards most commonly advertise 1) Apple and 2) marijuana everything. People don’t have a “Pot Guy” anymore, it is rather a “Pot Concierge.” Cigarette billboards are outlawed, but the toned backside of two women wearing thong bikinis advertising “Best…

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