STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Roundup MDL Plaintiffs: Reverse Bifurcation Process ‘Unheard of in Modern MDL Bellwether Process’
December 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO –– Plaintiffs involved in the national multidistrict litigation docket for Roundup personal injury claims have opposed reverse bifurcation in the upcoming bellwether trial, saying that Monsanto cannot possibly cite any MDL implementing the approach because it “is simply never done, and for good reason.”
In their Dec. 13 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the plaintiffs said “the type of reverse bifurcation proposed by Monsanto –– where the defendant is permitted to have a trial on its favored defense before reaching any other issue –– is unheard of in the ...