There are reports of more than 80 lawsuits filed against firms that were named in a February congressional report about highly dangerous levels of arsenic and other poisons in baby food.

The report, requested by federal legislators in November 2019, reviewed four toxic heavy metals: inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and
Continue Reading Lawsuits piling up against baby food firms over potential damage to infant brain development

The testimony of a Virginia neuropsychologist who says the former president and CEO of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is inadmissible, and he will be excluded as an expert witness at trial. Ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands said
Continue Reading Judge’s Ruling: ADHD ‘Expert’ Cannot Testify at PCA Trial

Knowledge is a powerful thing, especially where it comes into play in a federal criminal case. A new dispute has erupted between government and defense lawyers in the pre-trial proceedings involving former Peanut Corporation of America chief executive Stewart Parnell’s all-over knowledge. Government prosecutors say Parnell’s defense attorneys have misstated
Continue Reading Government Wants to Keep Argument Going Over Parnell’s Expert Witness

Dueling experts kept the seat in a Georgia witness box warm for the better part of seven hours Thursday over the likelihood of Stewart Parnell having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Parnell, the former chief executive officer for the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), was present with his
Continue Reading Expert Witness: Parnell’s ADHD Diagnosis ‘Not the Product of Reliable Principles and Methods’

Federal Judge W. Louis Sands will hear testimony today in his Albany, GA, courtroom on whether an expert witness should be allowed to testify later this summer that Stewart Parnell suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parnell, former chief executive officer of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America, is
Continue Reading Stewart Parnell in Federal Court Today With His ‘ADHD Expert’

Six months into his indictment on multiple federal felony counts for his alleged role in criminal fraud and conspiracy involving contaminated peanut butter, Stewart Parnell had his head examined. And the resulting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis means, according to his attorney, that “the tragic events at PCA (Peanut
Continue Reading Attorney: ADHD Diagnosis Means Former PCA CEO Didn't Have Knowledge to Commit Crimes