STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Former EPA Official Deposed in Roundup Litigation Seeks Attorneys’ Fees

SAN FRANCISCO –– Plaintiffs involved in the national coordinated docket for Roundup exposure claims has opposed a former EPA employee’s motion for attorneys’ fees, contending that there was a reasonable basis to move to compel him to answer questions relating to his post-EPA employment with chemical companies.

In an Aug. 29 brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the plaintiffs noted that since it deposed Jesudoss Rowland, the EPA’s Office of Inspector General has started its own investigation into allegations of collusion between Monsanto and EPA staffers, including the deponent.

In an Aug. ...

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