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Roundup Weedkiller Litigation Information

OFFICIAL NAMES

MDL No. 2741
Roundup Products Liability Litigation
16-MD-2741-VC

COURT LOCATION

United States District Court
Northern California

MDL COURT

United States District Judge - Honorable Vince Chhabria
Those who have developed cancer and have a confirmed history of long-term Roundup use may be eligible for compensation to cover the following: 
Medical expenses
Lost income
Pain and suffering
Treatments related to cancer diagnosis
Additional expenses caused by medical issues tied to Roundup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: "What is a multidistrict litigation?"

A: "Multidistrict litigation is litigation pending in more than one federal district court involving common questions of fact. When such cases involve civil actions, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation may transfer them to any federal district court for coordinated and consolidated pretrial proceedings." - United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
Q: "Is this a class action lawsuit?"

A: No, it is not a class action lawsuit. Although the legal theories are the same for each case, the individual damages are different, and, therefore, cannot be a class action. Each individual case will be evaluated based upon the exposure to the risk (how often plaintiffs were exposed to the glyphosate in Roundup weedkiller) and the individual damage sustained (whether or not the plaintiff developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or other glyphosate-related injuries).
What caused the suffering of thousands of farmers, landscapers, and home owners spraying Roundup weed killer? Visit our "Roundup Weedkiller" page to learn more:

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August 9, 2019
Report of $8 Billion Roundup Settlement Dismissed by Bayer Mediator

The attorney in charge of mediating the Roundup weedkiller litigation in the United States rejected reports of Bayer AG paying $8 billion to settle all Roundup weedkiller claims in the US. “Such a statement is pure fiction,” Feinberg asserted in an email on Friday. “Compensation has not even been discussed in the global mediation discussions.” […]

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August 7, 2019
Roundup Case Deadlines Extended: Next Bellwether Trial to Start in 2020

The judge presiding over the Roundup weedkiller multidistrict litigation (MDL) recently decided to extend several Roundup case deadlines. This extension delays the start of the next federal bellwether trial to February 24, 2020. In a pretrial order released August 1, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria granted a joint request by the parties to push back […]

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July 26, 2019
CA Judge Reduces $2 Billion Roundup Cancer Verdict to $86.7 Million

A U.S. federal judge reexamined and reduced a landmark $2 billion jury verdict awarded to a California couple claiming their cancers were caused by exposure to Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller. The final verdict was reduced to $86.7 million. Judge Winifred Smith of the California Superior Court in Oakland ruled that the jury’s original $2 billion […]

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July 17, 2019
Judge Decides Monsanto Should Pay Over $25M in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

The U.S. District Judge presiding over all Roundup lawsuits in the Roundup multidistrict litigation recently determined Monsanto Company should pay over $25M of the damages awarded to a Roundup cancer victim in the first bellwether trial. In a recently released court order, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria decided to uphold the jury’s full awarded amount […]

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July 3, 2019
Judge Plans to Examine $80 Million Roundup Verdict

After a court hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria announced his plan to reduce an $80 million damage award to a man who alleged his cancer was caused by the glyphosate in weedkiller Roundup. On March 27, 2019 a federal jury awarded plaintiff Edwin Hardeman $5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million […]

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July 1, 2019
Bayer Supervisory Committee Seeks Strategies to Tackle Roundup MDL

In response to enormous court losses and backlash from investors, global enterprise Bayer discusses new plans to address the latest outcomes in the US Roundup weedkiller litigation, turning to additional legal counsel for litigation advice. Currently there are over 15,000 Roundup lawsuits filed in the U.S. federal court system, all alleging similar claims that glyphosate […]

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June 24, 2019
Roundup MDL: Nearly 60 Cases from Four States Chosen for Remand Prep

On June 14, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who oversees all federal Roundup lawsuits in the Northern District of California, identified dozens of cases in four different states to be prepared for remand and individual trial dates. Remanding cases refers to higher courts sending cases to lower courts so the lower courts will take action […]

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June 19, 2019
Roundup May Cause More Complications than Cancer Alone

A new report reveals cancer is only one of many serious health concerns linked to long-term exposure to glyphosate in weed killers like Roundup. Bloomberg News recently published an article informing glyphosate in Roundup could potentially cause health risks including liver damage, water pollution, birth defects, and kidney damage. “Studies over the past decade suggest […]

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May 13, 2019
Breaking News: Couple Awarded $1 Billion in Roundup Cancer Trial

After an extensive five-week trial, a jury awarded an elderly couple $1 billion after discovering Bayer’s Monsanto company failed to warn them about the health risks of using the infamous weed killer Roundup. The Oakland, CA trial came about over whether the agrochemical behemoth knowingly sold the harmful weed killer despite the possibility of it […]

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May 1, 2019
Bayer Could Lose Billions On Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

Infamous German company and creator of aspirin faces increasing financial fears as weedkiller-caused cancer cases heat up in the US. In June 2018, Bayer bought Monsanto for a whopping $63 billion, a purchase not backed by over 55% of voting shareholders. However, this controversial purchase possessed more pressing concerns. The purchase placed Bayer at substantial […]

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