STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Roundup MDL Judge Expands Sanction Order to Additional Plaintiff Trial Team Member; Rejects Application of Sanctions to 5 Other Trial Team Members
May 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO –– The federal court overseeing the multidistrict litigation docket for Roundup personal injury claims has expanded its sanction ruling from a recent trial to include another member of the plaintiffs’ trial team, but rejected application of the sanction order to five additional members.
In the May 21 order, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found that plaintiff attorney Jennifer Moore had “intentionally joined in the bad faith misconduct for which [Aimee] Wagstaff was sanctioned.”
In February, Judge Vince Chhabria sanction Wagstaff $500 for what the judge found were “several acts of misconduct during her ...