Winston et al v. Monsanto

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

Walter Winston, 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, Michael S. Kruse, 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 Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

The plaintiffs allege that they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma 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, a St. Louis Circuit Court Judge transferred all plaintiffs, except Winston, from the city court to St. Louis County. The Winston case was supposed to begin on October 15 in Saint Louis, but judge Michael Mullen ordered that the trial will not begin as scheduled and cause set for status on Feb 10, 2020.