September 12, 2018 – San Diego, CA. We’re updating the latest Roundup Cancer lawsuit news to keep you informed on this highly important legal wrangling. These trials could impact hundreds if not thousands of people who were unknowingly exposed to the weed killer and suffering from cancer.
Even though this is complicated legal-speak it addresses what is currently going on with the Roundup litigation and MDL status. If you have questions on the Roundup Cancer lawsuits please contact us at 1-800-214-1010, The Hood National Law Group.
To read about the past Roundup verdicts recently handed down please see this page: https://www.nationalinjuryhelp.com/monsanto-roundup-cancer-lawsuit/ (A San Francisco jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay $289 million Friday to a school groundskeeper who got terminal cancer after using Roundup, a popular weed killer.)
The following information was provided by the various courts hearing arguments from both plaintiffs and attorneys for Monsanto.
Judgment notwithstanding verdict for Roundup Weed Killer
In Johnson v. Monsanto, Monsanto will be moving for JNOV (judgment notwithstanding verdict) to overrule the jury verdict. In the alternative, it’ll move for a new trial. These are the re-printed outtakes verbatim.
- Status of Non-MDL cases:
The Parties set forth the status of Roundup cases in several other courts because the status of those cases relate to the issues the Court asked the parties to address in Pretrial Order No. 47.
Since our last conference, as Your Honor knows, there has been a trial in the first Roundup case in San Francisco County in Johnson v. Monsanto. The Miller Firm and Baum Hedlund Aristie & Goldman tried the case for the plaintiff. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in Mr. Johnson’s favor, including a finding of punitive damages. Monsanto will be moving for JNOV or, in the alternative, a new trial.
Other Roundup trials scheduled in 2019
Status of the St. Louis Monsanto Roundup trials:
There are other Roundup trials scheduled in 2019 as well. In the Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis, there are two trials currently scheduled in 2019 relating to Roundup. The first case, Jeff Hall v. Monsanto Company, et al., is a single- plaintiff trial scheduled to begin in February 2019. The second trial in October 2019 and is brought by 15 plaintiffs who will be tried together.
Monsanto moved for reconsideration of the trial setting as a multiple-plaintiff trial, but withdrew that motion with leave to refile later this month. In two other cases, the court has scheduled single-plaintiffs’ counsel’s request. Plaintiffs will be seeking multiple-plaintiff trials in these cases and asking for trial dates in 2019/2020. Monsanto will be opposing these requests.
In the Circuit Court for the County of St. Louis, there are currently three trials scheduled in 2019 related to Roundup. They are scheduled in April, June and September, and each is a single-plaintiff trial.
In the St. Louis cases, both in the City and County, liability and specific causation discovery is underway and ongoing.
Status of the Roundup trials coordinated in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, CA
In the JCCP, general causation discovery is continuing, as well as liability discovery.
The Sargon/general causation summary judgment motion is due 10/30/18 and the hearing is scheduled for 1/25/19. No trial date has been set yet, however, on August 30, 2019, a motion for trial preference was filed in one of the cases pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure 36.
The plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a husband and wife that were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, seek an expedited trial due to their advanced age and health condition. Monsanto disputes the need for expedited trial and the applicability of the statute to the case.
August 2018 Round Cancer Case – Verdict for the Plaintiff – Monsanto must pay $289 Million
August 12, 2018 –A San Francisco jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay $289 million Friday to a school groundskeeper who got terminal cancer after using Roundup, a popular weed killer.
The San Francisco Superior Court jury deliberated for only two and a half days before finding that Dewayne Johnson’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma was at least partly due to using glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup. Johnson regularly used glyphosate to spray fields while working as a groundskeeper. Monsanto said it will appeal the verdict.
If you have questions on the Roundup Cancer lawsuits, or were diagnosed with any form of cancer, please contact us at 1-800-214-1010, The Hood National Law Group.