STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

MDL Court Denies Monsanto’s Motion for Directed Verdict in Bellwether Roundup Trial; Jury to Resume Deliberations Friday

SAN FRANCISCO –– The federal court overseeing the first Roundup personal injury trial to take place in the national multidistrict litigation docket has denied Monsanto’s motion for a directed verdict, rejecting the defendant’s position that the plaintiff had failed to present sufficient evidence supporting his claim that Roundup exposure can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued the one-page order on March 13 while jurors were in their second day of deliberations for the first phase of the trial.

The jury is scheduled to resume deliberations on Friday, March ...

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