Bayer and Monsanto Roundup Class Action Lawsuits Continue

According to lawyers representing plaintiffs in several Roundup lawsuits, the three-judge federal court established to handle multi-district litigation involving Roundup poisoning should start “wrapping up” the MDL proceedings and return unresolved cases back to U.S. district courts nationwide for trial.

Roundup parent companies Bayer and Monsanto have faced 121,320 product liability lawsuits in the United States in seven years, each citing similar claims that consumers were not warned of the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma(NHL) from Roundup products.

In 2016, a judicial panel of federal judges consolidated federal claims in the U.S. into one set of cases. These cases were grouped and initially prosecuted in one district court located in the Northern District of California. Although the cases were initially centralized, they have now split into multiple subgroups.

As a result of settlements involving municipalities, courts, and private landowners—all facing numerous lawsuits over the health implications of glyphosate-based herbicides—Monsanto, in a bid to reach deals with claims of individual farmers or survivors, has engaged in an effort to settle claims for individuals, instead of a class action lawsuit. However, with numerous plaintiffs and lawyers rejecting the settlement offers and even new claims continuing to be filed as former users develop cancer, thousands.

Exposure to RoundUp herbicide chemicals used all over the world may increase the risks of non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma and other types of cancer. Researchers have

Case Update

Upcoming roundup cancer trials

Plaintiffs indicate that there are at least ten Roundup trials scheduled to take place nationwide in less than a year. None of these trials are expected to take place in the federal court system.

  • Langford v. Monsanto at California Superior Court on November 7, 2022 (San Francisco)
  • Pied v. Monsanto at Hawaii Circuit Court on November 29, 2022 (Hilo, Hawaii)
  • Griswold v. Monsanto is heard in Missouri Circuit Court on January 9, 2023. (St. Louis City)
  • Freiwald v. Monsanto at California Superior Court on January 23, 2023 (San Francisco)
  • Chaplick v. Monsanto at Missouri Circuit Court on February 27, 2023 (St. Louis County)
  • Weaver v. Monsanto at California Superior Court on March 3, 2023 (San Diego)
  • Hedges v. Monsanto at Arizona Superior Court on April 3, 2023 (Maricopa County)
  • Gordon v. Monsanto at Missouri Circuit Court on 4/24/2023 (St. Louis County)
  • Lopez v. Monsanto at Florida Circuit Court on June 5, 2023 (Wade County)
  • Moore v. Monsanto at Missouri County Circuit Court on June 12, 2023
  • Johnson v. Monsanto at California Superior Court on June 26, 2023 (San Diego)

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Many scapegoated the chemical industry for the non-Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed in people that had been exposed to Monsanto corporation’s herbicide Bonide.

In the federal MDL, Judge Chhabria has tried to “wave” her wrist to alleviate judicial inertia when choosing cases to go to trial. Only 37 MDL cases from the Roundup MDL involving glyphosate litigation have proceeded to trials at the rule 4 motions stage. She is now doing another “wave” of cases transferred from certain states for more procedural maneuvering. But these “waves” are not likely to go on forever since that would require having a nearly limitless supply of cases to decide. It is unlikely that new Roundup accusations will be filed in states.

At its important “all is well” watershed, the Master Determines Litigation declares itself completed and measures the conclusions achieved. This determination, combined with all the hard work done for the whole MDL’s duration, indicates why the determination should be complete and effective. This MDL will run strictly to close all cases more similar to the ones tried.

A proposed plan to wrap up Roundup MDL

In the first phase of the Roundup MDL briefing, Marty Raskin and a group of his cohorts at Lichtenstein et al. asked U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria to suspend all court deadlines and waited for Monsanto to forge a global settlement with farmers. Over the next few weeks, they ask the Court to suspend all deadlines. If Monsanto is unwilling to reach such a settlement, they will ask the court to shift to the next phase of the MDL process.

Following a limited attempt to resolve cases globally through the Multi-District Litigation program, multinational plaintiffs allege the program has failed to quell the “wave” in Roundup litigation and request the Multi-District Litigation be phased out. The Plaintiffs’ Leadership committee is asking the court to direct future updates for “trial packages,” which include exhibits, deposition transcripts, an outline for treating doctors, and all Power.

Like in U.S. District Courts. A package would be sent for them to take back to the original location.

Upon consent of the parties, the U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria should cancel the whereabouts of the entire Roundup cancer trial. Following this move, all remaining cases should move into the U.S. district courts where they originally originated. Once this new process is adopted, the entire MDL should be canceled,, and plaintiffs should be able to begin anew.

Monsanto continues to push for the status quo.

In response to the plaintiffs’ proposal regarding the Roundup MDL, Monsanto has requested that it prepare claims on a state-by-state basis and that the MDL continue to explore ways for the parties to settle these litigation matters for money.

A former federal judge and special master, Kenneth Feinberg, was appointed to mediate the Monsanto GMO Bt-toxin roundabout settlement. Each plaintiff had to participate in sympathetic communication to obtain an offer to settle their case. Reports,, however, suggest that the offers Monsanto makes at mediation fail to adequately compensate those with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

According to the Plaintiffs’ Leadership, “The MDL mediation program has not advanced case resolution in any meaningful way.” “Because MDL defendants must ‘approve’ their mediated offers, the offers tend to be woefully inadequate, and many cases remain without a resolution.” “Judging from the separate negotiations, it is likely that either no settlement or the global resolution of the litigation will proceed without the present Plaintiffs’ Leadership agreeing to settle the litigation now.”

The ongoing litigation between the Canadian regulatory bodies and the US GAO is expected to drag on for years. This will greatly impact the supply of Monsanto and Bayer products in North America. This will have an impact on the costs that consumers are likely to face when purchasing glyphosate-based weed killers.

After being linked to cancer, Bayer announced that they would remove the active ingredient that causes cancer from the weed killer in the United States as of 2023. It appeared that they would still sell Roundup but would use a different active ingredient, which had to have been unaffected by the cancer concerns. However, the products were still available to homeowners, albeit not to truck farmers.

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