[posting]58454392[/posting]Round Up the Usual Lawyers
Attorneys relied on junk science to win $289.2 million in damages.
A Reuters investigation later revealed that the U.N. outfit had repeatedly ignored and omitted evidence that showed no link between glyphosate and cancer. Christopher Portier, an adviser who worked on the group’s glyphosate determination, was concurrently accepting payments from Lundy & Lundy, a law firm behind several cancer-related class-action lawsuits. Lo, Mr. Portier also testified as an expert witness for Mr. Johnson.
Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos remarked twice during the trial that the evidence for punitive damages was “thin,” and Monsanto plans to push back on Friday’s verdict. In post-trial motions, the company will ask the judge to reexamine the jury’s verdict. Judge Bolanos has the authority to vacate the jury’s decision, declare a mistrial and call a new one, or reduce Monsanto’s damages. The company may also appeal to a higher court.
Mr. Johnson’s case was the first glyphosate lawsuit to make it to trial, but more will follow. In its Securities and Exchange Commission filing for the second quarter of 2018, Monsanto said it’s facing more than 5,000 similar suits. And after Friday’s verdict, one of Mr. Johnson’s attorneys, R. Brent Wisner, told Law.com that “I had 200 calls this morning from people wanting to sign up.” Too bad there’s not a weed killer for junk lawsuits.
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