Calif. Judge Threatens To Call Security In Monsanto Hearing

Law360, San Francisco (August 24, 2017, 10:56 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ripped into all sides in a contentious hearing Thursday over Monsanto’s allegations that an opposing attorney improperly leaked confidential documents in a multidistrict litigation alleging its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, at one point threatening to call security to remove a lawyer.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said there was “plenty of blame to go around” for the dispute, which stems from a July meeting during which Monsanto said 86 disputed documents were irrelevant to the litigation and should remain under seal. Plaintiffs’ attorney R. Brent Wisner of Baum Hedlund Aristei Goldman PC waited 30 days for Monsanto...

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