Earl Neal et al v. Monsanto

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Not judged
United States, St. Louis

Farm/rural workers, Individuals
Robert Bird, Blake Buchan, Ozie Parker
Mark R. Niemeyer, Michael S. Kruse, Robin L. Greenwald

Civil court
Jury, Stipulated Settlement Agreement
Glyphosate, Roundup, Herbicide
Compensatory and punitive damages
Circuit court of St. Louis, United States

The plaintiffs allege that their exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). They also allege that Monsanto was well aware of the risks of the active ingredient in its herbicides, glyphosate, but hid the risks from consumers, failing to warn them despite scientific evidence showing the cancer-causing potential of the products. Monsanto denies its products cause cancer. It will be the first trial to take place in the company’s former hometown (Saint Louis, Missouri), with jury selection set to start on March 24, 2022. But Monsanto is being granted an "emergency" delay of two weeks. Trial was set to begin on Monday, April 11, 2022, but plaintiffs in the case have agreed a few days before to accept a settlement offer from Bayer.