STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Monsanto Moves for Judgment as a Matter of Law, Directed Verdict at Close of Roundup Bellwether Trial
March 25, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO –– Monsanto has moved for judgment as a matter of law and for a directed verdict at the close of the second phase in the Roundup bellwether trial taking place in the national multidistrict litigation docket, arguing that the plaintiffs had failed to present evidence sufficient to support their design defect, failure-to-warn, and punitive or compensatory damage claims.
In the March 25 brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the company maintained that none of the plaintiffs’ experts called to testify at trial endorse the “extraordinary position” that Roundup is unsafe for ...