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Monsanto Is Trying to Get Cases Removed From Federal Court in California

There is much positioning going on to move the Monsanto trials out of state courts and also out of Federal court in California

Monday, June 3, 2019 - It is important to note that applying Roundup herbicide on and around one's property in order to kill weeds is much different than eating the crops that have been sprayed with Roundup. No one is questioning the safety of glyphosate alone either, only the chemical cocktail that is created when surfactants are added to glyphosate to make Roundup a much more highly toxic substance. Industrial users of herbicides such as farmers, landscapers, government and company maintenance workers, and homeowners on their lawns and gardens are at the highest risk as they are exposed to great quantities of Roundup over a number of years and on a regular basis. Applying Roundup is usually safe and straightforward except when the wind shifts or other carelessness occurs causing the user to get a faceful of a mouthful of the stuff. Because of Monsanto's failure to place a warning on bottles or Roundup alerting industrial users to wear waterproof protective clothing occupational users have considered Roundup safe and have not taken anti-exposure precautions. Monsanto Roundup cancer lawyers represent persons harmed by Monsanto Roundup and offer a free consulation before filing a claim.

Given the three cases that have been decided against them, Monsanto thinks that the cases should be removed from California and other plaintiff-friendly venues. More than 13,000 cases that have been filed against Monsanto's Roundup herbicide by people with cancer, most are going to be held in the state where the plaintiff resides or in Missouri, the home of Monsanto. Cases may be transferred to Federal court and land up in San Francisco were about 1000 cases are pending. Monsanto wants those cases removed from California because California is an extremely eco-friendly state and has produced several favorable rulings on behalf of plaintiffs suing Monsanto. According to the San Francisco Chronicle "After three verdicts by Bay Area juries awarding big damages to cancer victims who used its herbicides, the agrochemical giant Monsanto wants a judge to move the next round of federal cases out of California, citing its plaintiff-friendly laws and "highly prejudicial coverage" in news media."

DeWayne Lee Johnson was awarded $89 million dollars reduced on appeal from $289 million and claimed that he "would often come home drenched in glyphosate." Johnson's case focused on the bioaccumulation of Roundup on the skin and how it caused the irritations that became cancerous. While cancerous open sours and legions can be dramatically demonstrated to a jury, it may be more difficult to prove other cancers or diseases caused by glyphosate. Anti-glyphosate activists are concerned over the high levels of glyphosate that is showing up in peoples urine from eating natural packaged products and cereals. Recently a third case was decided against Monsanto that claimed that Roundup herbicide caused the plaintiff's cancer, this time in the amount of $55 million for compensatory damages, and $2 billion for punitive damages. The reason behind repositioning the cases lies in the testimony by the plaintiffs' expert witnesses of and the jury's reactions to not only the science behind Roundup cancer but also Monsanto's decades of manipulating scientific data.

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