By Dorothy Atkins (February 26, 2019, 10:26 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday ripped into a plaintiff's attorney in a high-profile jury trial over claims that Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, saying that she "blatantly" violated his pretrial orders in her opening statements and that her "steely" composure showed the violations were in bad faith and intentional.
During a heated hearing in San Francisco, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria listed six allegedly off-limits topics that Edward Hardeman's attorney, Aimee Wagstaff of Andrus Wagstaff, mentioned or showed the jury during trial openings Monday that purportedly violated his pre-trial orders bifurcating the trial. Although the judge admitted one of the...
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