STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Roundup Plaintiff Files Brief in Appeal, Contests MDL Court’s Decision to Reduce $75 Million Punitive Damage Verdict

SAN FRANCISCO –– A plaintiff whose punitive damage verdict was reduced by the federal court overseeing the national Roundup multidistrict litigation docket has filed his brief contesting the reduction, as well as Monsanto’s assignments of error regarding the verdict, arguing that the company’s conduct was reprehensible and continues to threaten the health of millions of consumers.

In their principal and response brief filed March 17 in the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the plaintiffs maintained that jurors heard “credible evidence that Roundup is carcinogenic and that it caused Plaintiff’s cancer.”

In the brief, the plaintiffs also refuted the defendant’s ...

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