Group To Revise Deal For Future Claims In Monsanto MDL

Law360 (July 8, 2020, 4:42 PM EDT) -- A group of plaintiffs suing Monsanto Co. with allegations that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer withdrew their bid for approval of a settlement on Wednesday, days after a California federal judge said he was skeptical that the deal was fair.

The named plaintiffs in the case, led by Robert Ramirez, had reached a $1.25 billion deal with Monsanto, which sought to resolve current and future claims from proposed class members who had been diagnosed with cancer allegedly linked to the weedkiller or who hadn't been diagnosed yet.

Attorneys at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, which represents Ramirez, told Law360 on...

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