Roundup Products Liability Litigation (MDL)

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Not judged
United States, Northern District of California

Farmers, Landscapers
Hardeman (3:16-cv-00525), Stevick (3:16-cv-02341), Gebeyehou (3:16-cv-05813), Penrod (3:16-cv-5901), Bridgeman (3:16-cv-00812), Means (3:16-cv-05753), Giglio (3:15-cv-02279-BTM-WVG), Nash-Boulden (18-02028), Vacante (18-02079), Walker (18-02080), Subers (18-05274), Petty et al (18-00293), Ottinger (18-01370), Adelson (17-01095), Cash (18-01000)...
Monsanto, Ragan and Massey, Inc
Timothy Litzenburg, Aimee Wagstaff, David J. Wool, Kathryn M. Forgie, Lori E. Andrus, Vance R. Andrus, Robin Greenwald, Michael Miller, Michael L. Baum, Edward A. Wallace, Corey G. Lorenz, Yvonne M. Flaherty, Caroline C. Schadle, Tesfaye Wolde Tsadik, Anthony P. Ellis, Jennifer A. Moore

Civil court
Multi-district litigation
Glyphosate, Roundup, Herbicide
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District court of Northern District of California, United States

Many legal complaints (1654 as of October 2018) against Monsanto from Roundup users diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas have been regrouped at the Northern District of California District Court. 7/10/2018, Judge Vince Chhabria concluded a reasonable jury could find that glyphosate can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at exposure levels people realistically may have experienced. First case is Hardeman v. Monsanto (3:16-cv-00525). Hearings have begun on 2/25/2018. Then there will be the cases of Stevick v. Monsanto that is planned for Feb. 24, 2020 and Gebeyehou v. Monsanto (3:16-cv-0581). On Jan. 3, the judge decided to "bifurcate" the 3 bellwether cases, which means that only the evidence that Roundup contributed to the plaintiffs' cancer will be examined in a first phase, and only if the answer is yes will Monsanto's pressuring and lobbying tricks be examined. Following the 1st verdict (Hardeman v. Monsanto), the judge ordered the plaintiffs' and defendants' lawyers to meet quickly to consider out-of-court settlements. He appoints Kenneth Feinberg as mediator. He had managed the compensation fund after September 11 and the one due to the explosion of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1984, he mediated the class-action lawsuit brought by 250,000 Vietnam War veterans against the manufacturers of Agent Orange. On 5/30/2019, Monsanto asks that Roundup cancer lawsuits be moved out of California. On 6/14/2019, Judge partly grants the request (for some cases).