Peterson and al v. Monsanto and al

April 18, 2016
Not judged
United States, St. Louis, Missouri

Farmers, Technicians and Professional users
Ronald Peterson, Jeff Hall
Monsanto, Osborn & Barr
James T. Corrigan, James D. O' Leary

Civil court
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Roundup
Strict liability (design defect, failure to warn), negligence against Monsanto; Fraud, misrepresentation and suppression, violation of the consumers fraud act against Osborn & Barr; Compensatory, treble and punitive damages at least 25.000 $
Circuit Court of St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The lawsuit challenges Monsanto’s position that its glyphosate based herbicides are proven safe and asserts that the company has known about the dangers and hidden them from regulators and the public. It also challenges Osborn & Barn for fraud, misrepresentation and violation of consumers' rights. 1/23/2018, Monsanto requests Circuit Judge from Missouri to issue Subpoena Duces Tecum to Avaaz to produce all internal documents related to their petition against Roundup. 9/6/2018 Manhattan Supreme Court Justice granted Avaaz’s motion to quash Monsanto’s subpoena and warned Monsanto that such action is an attempt to “chill” the efforts of Avaaz and other organizations in the country. The trial is planned to begin on Feb. 5, 2019, in St. Louis. It is the 1st of thousands of cases filed in Missouri.