Monsanto Roundup Cancer Suits Centralized In Calif.

Law360, New York (October 4, 2016, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Thirty-seven lawsuits filed nationwide alleging that Monsanto Co.'s Roundup-brand weed killer causes cancer were centralized on Monday by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in California's Northern District, the site of two of the earliest-filed and most procedurally advanced actions, the panel said.

Monsanto is facing claims in 21 districts, which all allege that Roundup, a widely used herbicide containing the chemical glyphosate, can cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and that Monsanto failed to warn consumers and regulators about the alleged risks. Several of those cases have already made it past the motion to dismiss phase.

Since late July, the consumers have...

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