Firm In Hot Water Over Releasing Monsanto Weedkiller Docs

Law360, New York (August 10, 2017, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Wednesday ordered one of the lead attorneys representing consumers who have accused Monsanto Co. of peddling cancer-causing weedkillers to demonstrate to the court why he and his firm should not be taken off the case after allegedly posting sealed documents online.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ordered Brent Wisner of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman PC to justify staying on the case, saying motions from both sides “strongly suggest” that Wisner posted documents online, where they were then picked up by the media, even as the court was considering the question of whether the same documents should...

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