Lewis v. Monsanto

September 11, 2019
Not judged
United States, Northern District of Ohio

Jack Lewis
Peter H. Weinberger

Civil court
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Roundup
Trial by jury; Special and general damages, and ascertainable losses; Exemplary, treble and punitive damages sufficient to punish and deter Monsanto and others from future deceptive, fraudulent, unfair, misleading, illegal and fraudulent practices; Pre-judgment and post-judgment interest; Costs including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, court costs, and other litigation expenses;
United States District Court of Northern District of Ohio, United States

In August 2008, Plaintiff was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, as a result of exposure to Roundup herbicide. Plaintiff sprayed Roundup in his backyard from about 2001 to 2005, at least once a month from April through September each year. He blames the illness on the “unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of Roundup and Monsanto’s wrongful and negligent conduct in the research, development, testing, manufacture, production, promotion, distribution, marketing, advertising and sale of Roundup.