September 28th 2023:
The McCostlin case was dismissed today, marking Monsanto’s 9th consecutive victory. The trial judge did not find the plaintiff’s expert, Dr. Barry Boyd, sufficient in establishing a clear link between Roundup and the plaintiff’s NHL diagnosis.
This outcome reinforces the notion that Monsanto tends to avoid strong cases. However, the dynamics are expected to change next month in Philadelphia, where a substantial verdict or a significant confidential settlement is anticipated.
September 22nd 2023:
Dr. Donna Farmer, PhD., widely known as the face of Monsanto, testified in McCostlin v. Monsanto case today. Farmer admitted that studies suggesting the weedkiller’s impact on chromosomes were mostly conducted by independent researchers, while research claiming no chromosomal harm was largely funded by Monsanto.
September 19th, 2023:
Two trials for Roundup Lawsuits in St. Louis county are scheduled to begin in the coming months. Both cases revolve around plaintiffs who had used Roundup for more than a decade and subsequently received diagnoses of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Meanwhile, the Roundup MDL, which is centralized in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, is ongoing with more than 4,000 individual Roundup Lawsuits consolidated under its jurisdiction.
September 11th, 2023:
A trial in a Missouri state court is about to start opening statements, focusing on allegations that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is linked to cancer.
This trial is receiving considerable attention, given that previous trials have favored Monsanto’s stance, contending that the chemical glyphosate in Roundup is not a carcinogen and that the plaintiffs’ illnesses are attributed to other factors.
This trial is taking place in St. Louis County, where Monsanto had previously received a favorable defense verdict in a similar case. The recent ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court has amplified the importance of this trial. Some Roundup cases will continue to be heard in St. Louis City, and there is another trial scheduled for early October. Additionally, there is another Roundup trial slated for later this month in San Diego.
September 1st, 2023:
Monsanto has resolved more than 100,000 cases related to Roundup, resulting in payments of around $11 billion. This sum encompasses roughly 80% of the total Roundup claims that were submitted. However, a substantial 30,000 lawsuits remain unresolved, and this count is progressively increasing.
Notably, within the $11 billion settlement designated for prior cases, a fund of $2 billion has been allocated to address future legal actions.