R. Brent Wisner

Hakluyt Report: White House Has Monsanto’s Back

June 3, 2019 – Los Angeles, California - - At the end of April, the third Roundup cancer trial of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Company was nearing its end. The first two trials resulted in landmark defeats for Monsanto (now Bayer). Jury verdicts worth a combined $369 million led to monumental drops in [...]

By | 2019-06-06T11:57:32+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Monsanto Roundup News, R. Brent Wisner|

Monsanto Hit with $2 Billion Verdict Losing Third Roundup Trial

May 13, 2019 – Oakland, California - - An Alameda jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Company (Case No. RG17862702, JCCP No. 4953) returned a verdict today of $2.055 billion in favor of a husband and wife with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, ordering Monsanto to pay $55 million in compensatory damages and $2 billion in punitive [...]

Roundup Cancer Attorneys Release New Monsanto Papers Documents

April 24, 2019 - Los Angeles, California - - The law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman made public today hundreds of pages of newly de-classified internal Monsanto documents, including company email exchanges, reports, studies and other memoranda. Searchable Chart of New Monsanto Papers - Release #2 Searchable Master [...]

Monsanto Roundup Lawyers Earn Spot on Daily Journal Top Verdicts 2018 List

The landmark jury verdict in the case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company (now Bayer) was one of the largest and most significant verdicts in California last year, according to the Daily Journal. In its ‘Top Verdicts’ issue, the Daily Journal highlighted the work of Roundup cancer attorneys from Baum, Hedlund, Aristei [...]

Third Roundup Cancer Trial Begins on March 28 in Oakland, California

March 8, 2019 – Oakland, California - -The trial of Pilliod v. Monsanto Company (now Bayer) begins with jury selection on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Superior Court of California for the County of Alameda before Judge Winifred Smith. Attorneys for the plaintiffs anticipate the trial will last about a month.Pilliod [...]

By | 2019-05-16T10:59:05+00:00 March 8th, 2019|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Press Releases, R. Brent Wisner|

Monsanto Motion Denied for Summary Judgment in Roundup Cancer Cases

March 7, 2019 – San Francisco, California - - The federal judge overseeing the federal Monsanto Roundup cancer multidistrict litigation (MDL) denied Monsanto’s motion for summary judgment on non-causation grounds, finding that the plaintiffs’ claims in three bellwether cases are backed by sufficient evidence and are not preempted. Hundreds of Roundup [...]

By | 2019-04-19T10:30:17+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, R. Brent Wisner|

First Federal Monsanto Roundup Trial Begins Monday in San Francisco

February 21, 2019, San Francisco, California - - The trial of Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto Company (now Bayer) will begin with opening arguments on Monday, February 25, 2019 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco before Judge Vince Chhabria. Jury selection occurred on February [...]

By | 2019-03-19T15:41:48+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Blog, Monsanto Roundup News, Press Releases, R. Brent Wisner|

Canadian MP Wants Glyphosate Review After Meeting with Attorneys

Feb. 8, 2019 – Ottawa, Canada - - After listening to a presentation and meeting with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman attorneys during their recent trip to Canada, Member of Parliament Carol Hughes is calling for an independent review of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. Three-term MP Hughes, who represents [...]

Baum Hedlund Urges Canada to Conduct Independent Glyphosate Review

Feb. 8, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario - - Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman attorneys Michael Baum and R. Brent Wisner traveled to Canada last week to participate in a campaign to push the Canadian government to undertake an independent review of the agrichemical, glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. Friends of the [...]

Brent Wisner Named One of America’s Most Influential Trial Lawyers

Jan. 22, 2019 – Miami, Florida - - The National Law Journal and the Trial Lawyer Magazine named Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman attorney and partner, R. Brent Wisner, one of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers for his success over the past year. The outstanding civil plaintiff and criminal [...]