STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Monsanto Moves to Exclude Testimony from Economist in Upcoming Bellwether Roundup Trials

SAN FRANCISCO –– Monsanto has filed a motion to exclude the testimony of an economist proffered on behalf of the plaintiffs in upcoming bellwether Roundup trials, arguing that the expert “lacks any identifiable expertise that he could bring to bear on Monsanto’s ability to pay punitive damages.”

In a Jan. 3 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Monsanto asked the court exclude plaintiffs’ economic expert James A. Mills, maintaining that, by his own admission, his methods “require no specialized economic training or knowledge and involve little more than transcribing numbers and figures from ...

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