Cancer Victim's Atty Takes Heat From Judge In Monsanto MDL

Law360, San Francisco (January 28, 2019, 10:49 PM EST) -- In a heated exchange Monday, a California federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over claims that Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller causes cancer questioned whether a plaintiff's attorney was working in the best interest of his client, saying a proposed jury instruction appeared to advantage litigants in future cases, but not his client.

During a hearing in San Francisco, plaintiff's attorney Brent Wisner of Baum Hedlund Aristei Goldman PC argued in favor of asking the jury two questions during the first phase of a trial to determine whether Monsanto's herbicides caused Edward Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. One question asked jurors to decide if Monsanto's Roundup...

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