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Apr 17, 2019
  • The federal judge in San Francisco who has overseen past federal lawsuits involving the glyphosate product Roundup has ordered its manufacturer Bayer AG to begin mediation with a plaintiff.

    Cancelling Trial Date for Mediation

    According to an article posted by The Detroit News (via Bloomberg), U.S. Federal District Judge Vince Chhabria cancelled an upcoming trial date set for May 20, 2019 commenting that resources are better spent in mediation rather than trial. However there is a chance that if the parties are unable to agree on a settlement, a trial could be back on.

    Refusing to Settle

    Bayer AG who is the parent company of Monsanto who makes Roundup have come out publicly saying that they will not settle with plaintiffs, even as the number of pending Roundup cases has hit upwards of 10,000.

    A Dangerous Product

    Many people have filed lawsuits against Bayer AG claiming that their exposure to Roundup has caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a very serious form of cancer. There have been notable wins for plaintiffs: among them Dewayne Johnson who received a $289 million dollar verdict at the state level. At the federal level, plaintiff Edwin Hardeman won an $80 million dollar verdict (get more details on his case here).

    Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup contact our office at  to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our attorneys. Please also visit our practice area page on Roundup here for more information.