Ummeli we-Roundup womdlavuza ulivuma icala lokuzama ukuqola

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Ummeli waseVirginia owasiza ukumela ummangali wokuqala womdlavuza weRoundup ukuthatha uMonsanto ayokumangalela ecaleni wavuma icala ngoLwesihlanu ngokuzama ukudlulisa imali engamaRandi ayizigidi ezingama-200 kumthengisi wezinkampani zamakhemikhali aye eMonsanto.

UTimothy Litzenburg, 38, wavuma uhlelo lapho yena nomunye ummeli babesabisa khona ngokuthi bazolimaza kakhulu umphakeli ngaphandle kokuthi leyo nkampani ikhokhele abameli ababili imali efinyelela ezigidini ezingama-200 ezifihliwe "njengesivumelwano sokubonisana."

Ngokusho eMnyangweni Wezobulungiswa wase-US, ILitzenburg kusolakala ukuthi itshele inkampani ukuthi uma beyikhokha le mali, ubezimisele "ukudilika" ngesikhathi efaka imali, ehlose ngamabomu amathuba okuba abamangali besikhathi esizayo bazame ukumangalela.

ILitzenburg ibekwe icala elilodwa lokuzama ukukhwabanisa, ukwakha itulo nokudlulisa ukuxhumana kwangaphakathi ngenhloso yokuqola. Yena wavuma unecala kwesinye isibalo sokudlulisa ukuxhumana kwangaphakathi ngenhloso yokuqola.

Ummeli uDaniel Kincheloe, 41, wavuma unecala ukukhokhiswa okufanayo ngokuhlanganyela kulolu hlelo. La madoda kuhlelwe ukuthi agwetshwe ngomhlaka-18 Septhemba eNkantolo yesiFunda e-US esifundeni saseWestern Virginia.

"Lesi yisimo lapho abameli ababili beshaye khona badlula umugqa wommeli onolaka futhi bawela bangena endaweni yokuqola okungekho emthethweni, emzamweni wobudlabha wokuzicebisa ngokukhipha izigidi zamadola enkampanini yezizwe ngezizwe," Umsizi Wommeli Jikelele uBrian A. UBenczkowski esitatimendeni. Uthe isicelo sikhombisa ukuthi "uma kwenziwa ubugebengu, amalungu ebhawa, njengawo wonke amalungu omphakathi, azobhekana nezenzo zawo."

ILitzenburg ibingomunye wabameli bakaDewayne “Lee” Johnson okwaholela ecaleni likaJohnson lika-2018 lokulwa neMonsanto, okwaholela ekutheni $ 289 million amajaji kuvuna uJohnson. (Ijaji kuleli cala lehlisa isinqumo futhi icala selidlulisiwe.)

Ukuqulwa kwecala bekungelokuqala kwezintathu ezenzekile ngokumelene neMonsanto ngezinsolo zokuthi imishanguzo yokubulala ukhula yenkampani efana ne-Roundup ibanga i-non-Hodgkin lymphoma. IMonsanto, kanye nomnikazi wayo waseJalimane uBayer AG, balahlekelwe yizo zontathu lezi zilingo kuze kube manje kodwa badlulisa izinqumo.

Yize uLitzenburg ayesizile ukulungiselela uJohnson ukuqulwa kwecala, wayengavunyelwe ukubamba iqhaza ngesikhathi somcimbi ngenxa yokukhathazeka ngokuziphatha kwakhe okwakuphethwe yiMiller Firm, okwakungumqashi wakhe ngaleso sikhathi.

Inkampani yaseMiller ngabuye ngaxoshwa ILitzenburg futhi wafaka icala ekuqaleni kuka-2019 esola iLitzenburg ukuthi ibizenzela izinto zayo, kanye "nokuziphatha okungathembekile nokungahambi kahle." ILitzenburg iphendule ngo ukuphikisa isimangalo. Amaqembu axoxisana ngesivumelwano esiyimfihlo.

Isikhalazo sobugebengu esasibhekene neLitzenburg asizange sisho ukuthi inkampani iLezzenburg yazama ukuqola, kodwa yathi yaxhumana nale nkampani ngoSepthemba ka-2019 ngonyaka ithi yayilungiselela icala elalizosola ukuthi inkampani yahlinzeka ngamakhemikhali asetshenziswa iMonsanto ukudala iRoundup nokuthi inkampani beyazi ukuthi izithako ziyi-carcinogenic kodwa yehlulekile ukuxwayisa umphakathi.

Ngokwamacala ombuso, uLitzenburg utshele ummeli wale nkampani ukuthi uzama ukuqola ukuthi inkampani kumele ingene “ezinhlelweni zokubonisana” naye ukuze kudaleke ukungqubuzana kwezintshisekelo okuzomvimba ekutheni afake icala elisabekayo.

U-Litzenburg ubhale ku-imeyili ukuthi isivumelwano sokubonisana naye kanye nozakwabo esingu- $ 200 million “siyinani elifanele kakhulu,” ngokusho kwesikhalazo sobugebengu.

Abaphenyi bakahulumeni babhala ucingo neLetzenburg bexoxa ngezigidi ezingama- $ 200 ayezifuna, kusho isikhalazo. ILitzenburg kusolakala ukuthi yaqoshwa yathi: “Indlela engicabanga ukuthi niyacabanga ngayo futhi nicabange ngayo wukulondolozela uhlangothi lwenu. Angicabangi ukuthi lokhu kufakwa bese kuguqulwa kube yi-mass tort, noma ngabe nina niwina amacala bese nishayela inani eliphansi… Angicabangi ukuthi ikhona indlela yokuphuma kukho ngemali engaphansi kwezigidigidi zamaRandi. Ngakho-ke, niyazi, kimi, hawu, lena yintengo yokuthengisa umlilo okufanele niyicabangele… ”

ILitzenburg ithi imele cishe amakhasimende ayi-1,000 XNUMX amangalela iMonsanto ngezinsolo zomdlavuza weRoundup ngesikhathi eboshwa ngonyaka odlule.