Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

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In October 2016, a panel of federal judges created MDL No. 2741 to centralize dozens of Roundup lawsuits in one federal court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Judge Vince Chhabria.

Transfer order, Case MDL No. 2741

Lawsuits Against Monsanto/Roundup

In March 2015, the cancer-research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Roundup a “probably human carcinogen” based on evidence from several independent studies linking glyphosate exposure to cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL).

Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto by farmers and other workers claiming occupational exposure to Roundup caused them to develop NHL. Plaintiffs claim Monsanto had a responsibility to warn consumers and regulators about the risk of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma from exposure to Roundup, a popular weed-killer that contains glyphosate.

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What is Roundup?

Roundup is the world’s most popular herbicide, a type of weed-killer and pesticide that has been sold since the 1970s.

It contains glyphosate, a chemical that blocks an enzyme plants need to survive, which has been linked to causing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Today, Roundup is sprayed on crops including cotton, corn, soybean, canola and sugarbeets in the United States. Monsanto has made billions off “Roundup Ready” crops — crops that have been genetically modified to survive the herbicide enabling farmers to spray it over entire fields to kill weeds.

What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

NHL is a cancer that can start nearly anywhere in the body. It is a blood cancer that grows in lymphocytes, which are white blood cells in the immune system that help the body fight diseases.

Benefits of an MDL

Coordinating the lawsuits in a multi-district litigation (MDL) will streamline the process and make it easier for people to join the litigation, helping to:

  • Improve the efficiency of the process
  • Eliminate duplicate discovery
  • Avoid inconsistent or conflicting rulings
  • Conserve the resources of the judiciary

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If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer or non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that you believe may have been caused by exposure to Roundup, contact one of our attorneys today for a free, no-obligation review of your case.

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