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Monsanto Testimony Stretches Limits Of Judge’s Math Skills

Law360, San Francisco (March 9, 2018, 9:29 PM EST) -- Apologizing for his “less than rudimentary” math skills, a California federal judge stepped down from the bench and scrawled a calculation on the back of a poster-board demonstrative Friday, seeking to understand a Monsanto expert’s highly technical testimony supporting the company’s bid to end litigation alleging its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria was trying to wrap his head around the margin of error in a National Institutes of Health study that was launched in 1993 to look at how pesticide use...
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In re Roundup Products Liability Litigation


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3:16-md-02741

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

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Vince Chhabria

Date Filed

October 4, 2016

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