< Back to research Paul François v. Monsanto Reference : RG 17/06027 // 15-25.651 Complaint date : April 26, 2007 Status : Final judgment Place of jurisdiction : France, Lyon Plaintiffs types : Farmers Plaintiffs names : Paul François Defendants : Monsanto Lawyers : François Lafforgue Case nature : Civil court Products : Lasso, Herbicide Requests : That Monsanto be declared as responsible for the plaintiff's health problems. Name of the Court : Court of Appeals of Lyon, France Jurisdiction level : Appellate (Appeal) Court Decision date : July 7, 2017 Decision nature : Positive Decision content : The Court of Appeal says that Monsanto is liable for the damage caused to Mr. François; orders Monsanto to pay the sum of €50,000. Legal basis : National law Court Ruling : Link to the ruling Summary : Paul François sued Monsanto for intoxication and illness related to the lack of labelling of the Lasso herbicide and won at first instance and then on appeal. On 7 July 2017, the Court of Cassation criticized the Court of Appeals for not having checked whether Monsanto's liability for defective products was applicable. It confirmed that Monsanto has failed on its obligation to inform about the risks of inhalating Lasso. The case is sent to the Appeals Court to determine the applicability of the responsibility for defective products. The pleadings before the Court of Appeal took place on 2/6/2019. 4/11/2019, the Court of Appeal decides once again (for the third time) to hold Monsanto liable. Nevertheless, the issue of the amount of the compensation for Paul François (claimed 1 million €) is referred to Lyon First Instance Court. Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : Monsanto - Arrêt du bulletin - C.A Lyon, chambre 6, 10 Septembre 2015, n°12/02 (FR)717 Jugement contradictoire - Tribunal de Grande Instance de Lyon (FR) Monsanto condamné pour l’intoxication d’un agriculteur français (FR) Décision en avril pour un agriculteur intoxiqué, "porte-étendard" du combat contre Monsanto (FR) Arrêt n° 284 du 7 juillet 2017 (15-25.651) - Cour de cassation - Chambre mixte (FR) [Paul François VS Monsanto] Another conviction of Monsanto but not yet a victory!