STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Monsanto Files Notice of Appeal of Order Upholding Multi-Million Verdict in First Roundup MDL Trial
August 20, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO –– Monsanto Co. has filed a notice of appeal contesting the Roundup MDL court’s order upholding a multi-million verdict in what was the first personal injury case to proceed to trial in the coordinated docket.
In the Aug. 15 notice filed with the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the defendant also contested pretrial orders, including ones relating to summary judgment and Daubert admissibility.
In July, the MDL Court reduced the $75 million punitive damage verdict after finding it was constitutionally impermissible; the court instead reduced the damages to $20 million, concluding that “Monsanto deserves to be punished.”...
Notice of Appeal