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Monsanto CA Judge Worked for Firm That Defended Monsanto's Bovine Growth Hormone; 3rd Trial starting March 25

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Judge REFUSES To Let Attorneys Discuss Monsanto's Disgusting Conduct During Roundup Trial The judge currently presiding over one of the bellwether Monsanto Roundup trials is doing everything possible to hinder the plaintiffs. This week, the judge said ...
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[The third Monsanto trial is scheduled to begin March 25, in Oakland, California. Monsanto-Bayer is facing more than 9,000 similar lawsuits.


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For example, on March 8, a Florida cancer victim filed a $1-billion lawsuit against Bayer.


Meanwhile, in the upcoming Pilliod V. Monsanto case, motion hearings and discussion of hardship claims for prospective jurors begins next week in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, not far from downtown San Francisco where the Hardeman case may still be underway if it goes to the second phase.

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Opening statements in the Pilliod trial could begin March 21 but more likely will take place March 25 or later depending on how long the jury selection process takes.]


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Summarized from 3/13 article from Organic Consumers Association by Julie Wilson

plus earlier ones by Sam Levin and Carey Gillam in the Guardian (UK)

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'The world is against them': new era of cancer lawsuits threaten Monsanto

On March 12, both sides in the Edwin Hardeman vs. Monsanto case delivered their closing arguments in San Francisco Federal Court. Hardeman sued Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), alleging that his longtime use of Roundup weedkiller caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer.

The jury could return its verdict any day now.

The six-juror panel must return a unanimous decision, or a mistrial will be called.

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