Chaplick et al v. Monsanto

March 12, 2018
Not judged
United States, Saint Louis, Missouri

Kyle Chaplick, James Cole, Bryan Cook, Steven Gatewood, Vicki Gatewood, Richard Haley, Sr., Marcus Hammond, Lafayette Jenkins, Joshua Kerr, Robert Miller, Michael Puchbauer, Deion Sanders, Joseph Sessions
Mark R. Niemeyer, Robin L. Greenwald

Civil court
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Roundup
Jury trial. Damages of more than $10 million and all further relief that the court may deem just and appropriate.
Circuit Court of the county of Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

The plaintiffs allege that they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) as a result of their exposure to Roundup, and that they have suffered physical and emotional injuries and substantial past and future medical expenses. They hold Monsanto responsible because it falsely represented that Roundup is safe for humans and the environment and failed to provide adequate warnings and proper directions about the dangers associated with using it. There have been a lot of wrangling about the date and venue for the trial. On Sept. 13, 2019, a St. Louis Circuit Court Judge has transferred all plaintiffs of Winston et al v. Monsanto, except Winston, from the city court to St. Louis County. The resulting Chaplick case was supposed to be held on Oct. 15, 2019, then February 2020 and postponed again. In late July 2021, the 13 plaintiffs' lawyers filed a motion with the St. Louis County Circuit Court seeking a trial date.