STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Parties in Group 1 Roundup Bellwether Case Exchange Briefing on Timeliness of Claims

SAN FRANCISCO –– Parties in a Roundup exposure case scheduled as a bellwether trial have exchanged briefing on the timeliness of the underlying claims, with Monsanto maintaining that the claims are barred under the discovery rule of the state’s two-year statute of limitations.

In its brief filed March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Monsanto said that the plaintiff admitted in 2014 that he read and heard rumors that Roundup could cause cancer.

The underlying claims were asserted by Sioum Gebeyehou. The Gebeyehou case was slated as a Group 1 bellwether trial case by ...

Associated Documents
Plaintiff Supplemental Motion
Monsanto Brief

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