STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Roundup MDL Court Rejects Monsanto’s Motion for Summary Judgment on Preemption Grounds

SAN FRANCISCO –– Monsanto’s efforts to obtain summary judgment in three bellwether Roundup personal injury complaint has been rejected by the court overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket, which opined in part that the plaintiffs had presented enough evidence to support a finding that Monsanto had not taken a “responsible, objective approach to the safety of its product.”

In a March 7 order, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on preemption ground as well.

Monsanto moved for summary judgment against the three bellwether plaintiffs, contending that the claims were ...

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