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Roundup Lawsuits See Progress In Label Ruling

A California judge ruled that the state can affix labels to the Roundup, the weedkiller at the heart of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits, warning of the product's connection to cancer.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - In a development of utmost importance to those filing Roundup cancer lawsuits, California has become the first state to be able to label the Monsanto weed killer as a possible carcinogen. The development is a huge blow for Monsanto, which will undoubtedly take a huge hit as this packaging eventually cuts into the marketability of the product. The initial campaign to require the labels by California was launched in response to the International Agency for Research on Cancer's finding that the main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is a possible carcinogen.

The battle between California and Monsanto over the carcinogenic effects of Roundup has been heating up lately. California is attempting to protect consumers that use Roundup from the medically researched evidence that its main ingredient glyphosate causes cancer. This movement has been building for a growing number of Roundup lawsuits being filed by plaintiffs who claim the weedkiller was the cause of their cancer diagnoses. Monsanto has claimed it plans on challenging the ruling requiring labels on their Roundup products.

Plaintiffs have filed Monsanto Roundup lawsuits nationwide alleging that not only does Roundup lead to an increased risk of contracting cancer, but that Monsanto has known about the dangers of glyphosate for decades. The EPA was slow to give glyphosate the go ahead at first because of conflicting data that came back concerning the toxicity of glyphosate. Initially, the EPA pegged it as a possible carcinogen, before reviewing further data on the chemical and allow its use in Roundup and other weedkillers.

Plaintiffs claim that Monsanto had a hand in fraudulently altering the data on glyphosate that allowed it to be used in their product, and then masked their actions for years while Roundup put people at risk. The popular weedkiller is used in more than 160 countries and is a widespread weed killer in Californian agriculture.

The state is currently the home of the Monsanto Roundup lawsuit MDL, which is consolidated before the U.S. District for the Northern District of California federal court. The number of Monsanto Roundup lawsuits are widespread and share common questions of fact, which was enough for the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to give the go-ahead for class consolidation. The creation of the MDL, as well as the news breaking about the labels that will be adhered to Roundup in California, will like to create a boost in Roundup lawsuits in the week and months to come.

Monsanto will continue to fight the claims made against the company. No Roundup lawsuits trials have begun yet, and those first bellwether cases will have great significance in determining how the litigation will be dealt with going forward. The ability to affix labels to Roundup products is a big step in the right direction for plaintiffs, but until it is used effectively in court that will only hurt the marketability of the drug at the register for Monsanto. Plaintiffs are hoping to hit them more strongly in the legal arena where they can see damages for the suffering they've endured from cancer.

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