Multi District Litigation: More than 450 lawsuits are pending against Monsanto Co. in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, filed by people alleging that exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and that Monsanto covered up the risks. The cases have been combined for handling as multidistrict litigation (MDL) under Judge Vince Chhabria. The lead case is 3:16-md-02741-VC.
State litigation: Thousands of other plaintiffs have made similar claims against Monsanto in state courts. Plaintiffs’ attorneys estimate the total number of plaintiffs at approximately 4,000. The first trial in the Roundup litigation started June 18, 2018 in the Superior Court for the County of San Francisco. Documents pertaining to that case as well as others are also included below in the middle column. Updates:
- August 11: Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million as the jury ruled that Roundup weedkiller caused DeWayne Johnson’s cancer. Link to video of the reading of the verdict in San Francisco.
- March 5-9, 2018: Daubert hearings held at U.S. District Court in San Francisco – see live blog reporting from “Science Week” by Carey Gillam, links to video of hearings and transcript of oral arguments.
- October 11, 2017: Carey Gillam’s remarks to European Parliament joint committee hearing