STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Roundup MDL Court Vacates Second Bellwether Trial Setting, Says Resources Better Spent on Organizing Remaining Cases
April 12, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO –– A trial setting has been vacated for what was slated to be the second Roundup personal injury bellwether case to proceed to trial in the national multidistrict litigation docket, as the MDL Court found that “the resources of the parties and the Court are better spent organizing the remaining cases in the MDL.”
In a pretrial order issued April 11, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California also ordered the parties to confidential mediation.
The Stevick case had been scheduled for a May 20 trial date, two months after a jury awarded more than ...