STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Roundup MDL Judge Outlines Plan for Remand of Cases Back to Home Districts
June 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO –– The federal judge overseeing the national coordinated docket for multidistrict litigation claims relating to Roundup has outlined his plan for preparing cases for transfer back to home districts, saying the first wave will consist of cases governed by California and Nebraska law.
In Pretrial Order No. 150, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California noted that the “first two waves will each consist of the cases filed in one state selected by the plaintiffs and one state selected by Monsanto.”
The plaintiffs picked California, the court said, while Monsanto’s choice was Nebraska....