The heaviest of Big Ag’s heavy hitters told a federal court it should not try to stop GMO cotton and soybean farmers from using illegal dicamba weed killers through the end of July, despite the court’s order earlier this month for an immediate ban. “A significant portion of the plaintiffs’ case involves attacks on Monsanto for attempting to influence regulatory agencies and manipulate public opinion regarding glyphosate. The first plaintiff to win against Monsanto is a California school groundskeeper from California. That case was brought by Treesa Cotton, a woman who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2015 that she blames on exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup. Peiffer said more than 2,000 farmers are likely to become plaintiffs. Esfandiary: “$16 or 17 million… was allocated to responding to the IARC clarification (stet) ? Miller’s bid to push new trials carries several risks, including the fact that Monsanto could prevail in one or more of the cases, which could provide leverage to Bayer in settlement talks. “Monsanto wants this Court to believe that “glyphosate” is synonymous with ‘Roundup.’ The reason is simple: if the terms are interchangeable, then, they argue, EPA’s finding that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic” would apply to Roundup and might preempt Mr. Hardeman’s case. Dr. Shustov’s Daubert Hearing set for 1/28/2019 02:00 PM in San Francisco, Courtroom 04, 17th Floor before Judge Vince Chhabria. I TOTALLY AGREE. “By making our detailed scientific safety data available, we encourage anyone interested to see for themselves how comprehensive our approach to safety is. Some media reports have pegged the total number of plaintiffs at 80,000 while some sources have said the number is well over 100,000.

While Hardeman’s lead counsel Aimee Wagstaff was sanctioned in the first phase for barely giving a nod to such claims, in the second phase the focus is squarely on Monsanto’s conduct in studying, manufacturing and selling its popular Roundup products.

Plaintiff Rebecca R. Haussmann, trustee of the Konstantin S. Haussmann Trust, is the sole named plaintiff in the suit, which was filed in New York County Supreme Court.

The trial is now focused on whether or not Monsanto should be blamed, and if so, how much – if anything – the company should pay Hardeman in damages. Monsanto, which was purchased by Bayer AG last summer, is facing roughly 11,000 plaintiffs all claiming exposure to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto hid the risks. '”, According to the Hakluyt report, an official with the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs said: “There is growing unease in this office at what seems like scientific intransigence by Monsanto to give credibility to any evidence that doesn’t fit their view. As the litigation proceeds, Bayer investors grow more restless and many are pushing Bayer to seriously consider a global settlement, sources say.

The trial judge in the Johnson case later lowered the damages to $78.5 million. I only claimed my allowed 20 units and luckily I had screen shots of it. Stevick is currently in remission but nearly died at one point in her treatment, Christopher Stevick said. is_confirmation;var mt = parseInt(jQuery('html').css('margin-top'), 10) + parseInt(jQuery('body').css('margin-top'), 10) + 100;if(is_form){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_805').html(form_content.html());if(form_content.hasClass('gform_validation_error')){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_805').addClass('gform_validation_error');} else {jQuery('#gform_wrapper_805').removeClass('gform_validation_error');}setTimeout( function() { /* delay the scroll by 50 milliseconds to fix a bug in chrome */ jQuery(document).scrollTop(jQuery('#gform_wrapper_805').offset().top - mt); }, 50 );if(window['gformInitDatepicker']) {gformInitDatepicker();}if(window['gformInitPriceFields']) {gformInitPriceFields();}var current_page = jQuery('#gform_source_page_number_805').val();gformInitSpinner( 805, 'https://s11284.pcdn.co/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/images/spinner.gif' );jQuery(document).trigger('gform_page_loaded', [805, current_page]);window['gf_submitting_805'] = false;}else if(!is_redirect){var confirmation_content = jQuery(this).contents().find('.GF_AJAX_POSTBACK').html();if(!confirmation_content){confirmation_content = contents;}setTimeout(function(){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_805').replaceWith(confirmation_content);jQuery(document).scrollTop(jQuery('#gf_805').offset().top - mt);jQuery(document).trigger('gform_confirmation_loaded', [805]);window['gf_submitting_805'] = false;}, 50);}else{jQuery('#gform_805').append(contents);if(window['gformRedirect']) {gformRedirect();}}jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [805, current_page]);} );} );