Mo. Court Overturns Monsanto Cancer Suit Dismissal

Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit alleging Monsanto Co. successor Pharmacia Corp. is liable for injuries to individuals who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from exposure to toxic polychlorinated biphenyls that were produced by the company.

The decision reversed a trial court judge’s grant of summary judgment to Pharmacia, which had argued it had no duty to the plaintiffs, who allege analyses of their blood showed each had elevated levels of several different PCBs in their blood. They are claiming Pharmacia is strictly liable for...
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