Calif. Judge Moves Up Roundup Trial Due To Health Concerns

Law360 (November 15, 2018, 11:27 PM EST) -- A California judge on Thursday granted a couple's request to expedite the trial schedule for their lawsuit alleging Monsanto's Roundup and Ranger Pro herbicides gave them cancer, saying their health could impact their ability to pursue their claims and setting the trial for March 18.

In an eight-page ruling, Alameda Superior Court Judge Ioana Petrou reasoned that although the cancer of both plaintiffs, Alva Pilliod, 76, and Alberta Pilliod, 74, is in remission, they face multiple health challenges. The judge noted that Alva has had multiple seizures recently and although Alberta's status isn't as bad, she regularly gets dizzy spells and...

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