On October 7th, the St. Louis Missouri Circuit Court judge handling the upcoming Roundup trial issued the following order: “Whereas the parties in the above-captioned case have requested that the Court take the trial in the above-captioned case off calendar, it is hereby ORDERED that the trial, scheduled for october 15, 2019 will not begin as scheduled. Cause set for status on Feb 10, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. SO ORDERED: JUDGE MICHAEL MULLEN.”
This order has indefinitely shelved what was to have been the final trial of 2019 against Monsanto over the cancer-causing properties of the weedkiller Roundup. The adjournment of the case came at the request of the plaintiff and attorneys for Monsanto. This adjournment comes on the heels of “eye-popping verdicts” against Monsanto in the first three Roundup trials.
What does this adjournment mean? We think that the adjournment occurred because there is a possibility that the cases against Roundup may settle. In May 2019, the Judge handling the Federal MDL appointed Ken Feinberg to act as a mediator for the Federal cases. He has an extensive history of helping settle massive cases such as the Roundup cases.
If our hunch is correct, time is of an essence for potential claimants – i.e. those who have been exposed to Roundup and been diagnosed with non–Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. If you, a friend or family member has been exposed to Roundup and has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, please contact Attorney Tim Smith at 231.946.0700 for a free consultation and click for more information about Smith & Johnson’s Roundup Glyphosate litigation or complete our free case evaluator.
Mr. Smith has practiced as a trial attorney since graduating Notre Dame Law School in 1992. He has litigated cases across the country including cases from Ventura County, California to Middlesex County, New Jersey. He practices in both State and Federal courts.