STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Roundup MDL Court Rejects Daubert Challenges to General Causation, Cautions Plaintiffs Against Relying Solely on IARC Findings

SAN FRANCISCO –– The federal court overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket for Roundup personal injury claims has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the wake of Daubert hearings on general causation, concluding that testimony of three of the experts, “while shaky,” is “directly on topic” and admissible.

In a 68-page ruling issued July 10, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California cautioned the plaintiffs that there is a “significant possibility” that, if there ever is a jury trial, that expert opinions that “go no further than IARC’s analysis will be excluded.”

“[A]t this general causation ...

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