Monsanto Can't Round Up Chemical Docs From Advocacy Org

Law360, New York (September 6, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A New York judge handed a defeat to agrichemical giant Monsanto Co. on Thursday in its fight for documents from an advocacy group that has called for a halt on the use of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer, with the judge saying the subpoena risked "chilling" free speech and political activity.

Justice Shlomo Hagler said Monsanto's subpoena on Avaaz, a progressive organizing group, wasn't justified by its allegations that Avaaz had teamed up with plaintiffs lawyers to ask European regulators to crack down on glyphosate use, which the lawyers would purportedly cite to bolster their cases in...

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