The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.
David Wool’s trial and appellate wins on behalf of a Roundup user who won a $25 million judgment against Monsanto over his claims that its weedkiller caused…
The Ninth Circuit dealt a setback to Monsanto on Friday when a panel upheld a $25 million judgment in the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over claims that the company’s Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, saying failure-to-warn claims are not blocked by federal law.
Plaintiffs attorneys that got Roundup verdicts have accused parent company Bayer of paying its opponent in a Georgia case to appeal a favorable federal preemption ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Bayer, which has raised federal preemption arguments in other Roundup appeals in California, defended its actions as transparent and the settlement as appropriate.
Bayer AG’s strategy to get a favorable ruling in its Roundup litigation is a manufactured “pay-to-appeal scheme” that will erode the U.S.
Congratulations to David Wool, and Kathryn Forgie of Andrus Wagstaff, PC; and Jennifer Moore of the Moore Law Group, Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto Company, our Case of the Year Winner at SPRING…ish Dinner last Thursday. One of the many reasons Trial Lawyers do what they do!