In Court

See the BLOG page for my detailed coverage of the Dewayne Johnson v Monsanto trial.

CURRENT CASES:

As posted by Baum Hedlund, the following is the projected RoundUp trial schedule. My schedule is not as open as it was during the summer months, so my coverage of the San Francisco trials will be more limited.

02/25/2019 – Federal Court – Hardeman
03/18/2019 – CA JCCP – Pilliod (2 plaintiffs)
04/01/2019 – St. Louis City Court – Hall
04/22/2019 – St. Louis County Court – Gordon
05/25/2019 –  Federal Court – Stevick or Gebeyehou
09/09/2019 –  St. Louis County Court – 4 plaintiffs
01/21/2020 – St. Louis City Court – 10 plaintiffs
03/23/2020 – St. Louis City Court

First Federal Trial: February 25, 2019

The Federal Multi-District Litigation is Case Number: 16-MD-2741-VC
Title: In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2741)

The MDL is a consolidation of all pre-trial proceedings for cases filed in the US Federal Court. Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California in San Francisco oversees the proceedings.

The Hardeman case is Case Number: 3:16-cv-00525
Title: HARDEMAN v. MONSANTO


PREVIOUS CASES:

DeWayne Johnson vs. Monsanto Company

The Johnson case is Case Number: CGC16550128
Title: DEWAYNE JOHNSON VS. MONSANTO COMPANY ET AL

Verdict: Plaintiff (Unanimously!) Monsanto is currently appealing the decision.

Award: Originally $289 million, but decreased to $78 million.

The Johnson case serves as the bellwether for the thousands of similar cases filed by plaintiffs who claim that exposure to Roundup caused their Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

LEGAL TEAMS REPRESENTING PLAINTIFF

BAUM, HEDLUND, ARISTEI & GOLDMAN, P.C.

THE MILLER FIRM, LLC 

A SAMPLING OF MEDIA COVERAGE:

Bloomberg’s short take on the verdict.

San Francisco Chronicle discussion of the current state of the trial post-verdict. 

A nice overview from Bloomberg of the history of RoundUp through 7/2017 that sheds light on case arguments and evidence.


 

3 Comments

  1. Hello there at GG. My name is Marc and i am Belgian .Since a little bit more then a year ..i am making music with Lee (online that is) as he is an excellent rapper. We wrote eachother once in a while ..but he never mentioned his struggle…until just recently. I was completely flabbergasted …especially because he was still writing lyrics and taking the time to make music with somebody he never met in person.I already knew about monsanto way before..and a while ago they even banned roundup from the stores here in Belgium. I sincerely hope that Lee can win this fight both physically and in court…and that American justice can stand against corporate businesses.You at GG i want to thank for all the work and time you spend writing this extensive and detailed blog….giving me the chance to follow the case. Thank you.With kind Regards

    1. Hi Marc! Thanks so much for your note. I can completely see how talented Lee must be in expressing himself through word and music, which makes it that much more devastating that such a star is struggling because of a corrupt company and his own EPA. I am hopeful that the verdict will be the right one and Lee can move on and fight the cancer with all he’s got!

  2. Thanks so much for doing this. I’m going to put this blog on Nextdoor in Belmont and San Carlos

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