STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Roundup Plaintiffs Respond to Motion to Create MDL, Suggest California is More Appropriate Destination for Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Plaintiffs with claims pending against Monsanto for its allegedly harmful Roundup product have responded to recent efforts to create a multidistrict litigation docket, saying that while they do not oppose transfer to the Southern District of Illinois, as the petitioning plaintiffs suggested, they believe centralization in the Central District of California is more appropriate.

In a July 29 response filed in the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, plaintiffs Teri Michelle McCall, Peter Johansing, and Vicky Porath supported the motion to create a coordinated docket for Roundup-related claims, but said that the Central District of California ...

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