STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Number of Roundup Complaints Filed in Federal Court Grow; New Filings in CO, CA, MA, LA, IL and WA
September 16, 2016
BOSTON –– Several new complaints have been filed in federal court in the last month against Roundup, with the majority contending that the plaintiff developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a result of using the defendant’s herbicide.
The complaints were filed recently in Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Illinois and Washington federal courts; the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is scheduled to hear a petition to create a coordinated docket for such federal filings on Sept. 29.
Colorado plaintiff Michael Tamburello contended that he developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was caused by exposure to Roundup; Tamburello said that he began using the product in ...