Monsanto Roundup Trial Schedule 2019-05-02T13:08:13+00:00

Monsanto Roundup Trial Schedule

Roundup Trial Schedule

Updated May 2019

Monsanto Company (now Bayer) is facing thousands of lawsuits across the United States filed by individuals who allege exposure to Roundup weed killer caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The first trial against Monsanto ended on August 10, 2018 with a unanimous jury verdict of $289 million for a Benicia, California school district groundskeeper, Dewayne “Lee” Johnson. The Johnson case is currently on appeal in the California State Court of Appeals.

Most of the Roundup cancer lawsuits are filed in various state courts. Others are consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Northern California.

Below you will find the Monsanto Roundup trial schedule for cases throughout the U.S. This page will be updated regularly.

Upcoming Monsanto Trial Dates

03/28/2019  – CA JCCP- Pilliod – The Miller Firm and Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman (in trial)
Postponed    – Federal Court – Stevick – The Miller Firm (postponed)
Postponed    – St. Louis City Court – Hall – The Miller Firm (will likely be continued to the fall)
08/29/2019  – St. Louis County Court – Gordon – Andrus Wagstaff
09/09/2019  – St. Louis County Court – 4 plaintiffs
10/15/2019   – St. Louis County Court – 15 plaintiffs – Winston is the lead case – Weitz Luxenberg
10/28/2019   – Montana 18th Judicial District Court Gallatin County Bozeman – Cazier – Andrus Wagstaff
01/21/2020   – St. Louis City Court – 10 plaintiffs – Wade is the lead case
03/23/2020  – St. Louis City Court

Completed Monsanto Roundup Cancer Trials

  1.  Johnson v. Monsanto began on 6/18/18 and ended on 8/10/2018 with a $289M verdict, later reduced to $78M. (First ever trial/CA state trial)
  2.  Hardeman v. Monsanto began on 2/25/2019 and ended on 3/27/2019 with a $80M verdict. (First federal trial)

Federal Monsanto Roundup Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Schedule

Federal MDL Roundup Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2741)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
San Francisco, CA
Lead Case No. 3:16-md-02741

#1 Federal trial – Hardeman v. Monsanto began 2/25/19 and ended on 3/27/2019 with a $80M verdict.

The Honorable Judge Vince Chhabria is the presiding judge. As of October 2018, 1,654 plaintiffs with non-Hodgkin lymphoma have filed cases in federal courts across the country. These cases are consolidated before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman senior partner Michael Baum is a member of the Executive Committee for the Monsanto Roundup MDL.

Judge Chhabria chose three bellwether cases for trial.

The first Roundup MDL trial on behalf of Edwin Hardeman began on Feb. 25, 2019 and ended on March 27, 2019 with a unanimous jury verdict of $80 million. Our firm assisted with the Hardeman trial as members of the MDL Executive Committee by presenting and preparing experts, corporate testimony and documents for the trial.

The bellwether cases are as follows:

Hardeman v. Monsanto, Case No. 3:16-cv-00525 (resulted in $80M jury verdict)
Stevick v. Monsanto, Case No. 3:16-cv-02341 (scheduled for May 25, 2019)
Gebeyehou v. Monsanto, Case No. 3:16-cv-05813 (trial date TBD)

Monsanto Roundup Trial Schedule for State Court Cases

California

Roundup Judicial Council Coordination Proceedings (JCCP)
California Superior Court for the County of Alameda
Oakland, California
JCCP No. 4953

#1 CA JCCP trial – Pilliod v. Monsanto began on 3/28/2019 and is ongoing.

Many of the cases filed in California state courts are consolidated in the Roundup JCCP. As of March 2019 485 state court cases have been consolidated before the California Superior Court for the County of Alameda. (This number is larger and will soon be updated.) The presiding judge is Judge Winifred Smith.

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman attorney and partner R. Brent Wisner is administrator and co-lead counsel for the Roundup JCCP.

The first trial in the California Roundup JCCP began on March 28, 2019. The plaintiffs are Mr. Alva Pilliod and his wife, Mrs. Alberta Pilliod. The couple alleges exposure to Roundup caused them both to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Miller Firm and Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman represent the Pilliods at trial.

Missouri

St. Louis City Court

22nd Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Example Case No. 1622-CC01071

Thousands of cases are filed in St. Louis City Court and St. Louis County Court.

The first St. Louis City Court trial is currently scheduled for June 3, 2019 but will likely be continued to September 2019, in the Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis. The case is Jeff Hall v. Monsanto Company. Exact date TBD.

Two other trials in this court are scheduled for Jan. 21, 2020 (for 10 plaintiffs on the Wade complaint) and March 23, 2020.

Liability and specific causation discovery for each case is ongoing.

St. Louis County Court

21st Circuit Court for the County of St. Louis
St. Louis County, Missouri

The first St. Louis County Court trial will begin in August 2019. The start date has yet to be determined. The plaintiff is Sharlean Gordon. Her case is part of the Adams complaint.

Another St. Louis County trial with four plaintiffs is scheduled to begin on Sept. 9, 2019.

Three other cases in St. Louis County are slated for 2020, though no dates are set.

Liability and specific causation discovery for each case is ongoing.

Montana

Montana 18th Judicial District Court Gallatin County
Bozeman, Montana
Example Case No. DV 17-883C

Plaintiff with terminal cancer in Cazier v. Monsanto filed a motion for priority trial. The trial will begin on October 28, 2019.

Delaware

Superior Court of the State of Delaware
Example Case No. N16C-04-037 VLM

Dozens of lawsuits against Monsanto have been filed in Superior Courts for the state of Delaware. No trial dates are currently scheduled.