Thanks to the admitted link between Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide known as Roundup and the development of cancer,another major lawsuit could be coming up against the biotech titan. This would be the second major lawsuit over Monsanto’s Roundup health risk, following awareness campaigns launched by groups like March Against Monsanto and individuals like Anthony Gucciardi.
It was last May when we told you about the California-based lawsuit that alleged Monsanto acted “to conceal the fact that glyphosate is harmful to humans and animals.” The lawsuit was launched by the office of T. Matthew Phillips, and could amount to a serious legal precedent.
Phillips will argue his case before the court on July 20, 2015, and the only argument Monsanto has put forward thus far in their legal brief in an attempt to have the case dismissed is that the class action suit ‘goes against preemptive federal law’ for labeling. But it does not. The EPA’s own rules demand that chemicals like Round Up be clearly labeled, and protect public good. The case is very likely to proceed.
The New Lawsuit Against Monsanto
Now, the McDivitt Law Firm seems to be collecting evidence for a personal injury lawsuit. Ever since the World Health Organization’s IARC declared that glyphosate was ‘probably carcinogenic,’ it seems to have opened the floodgates for individuals who have been personally affected by the chemicals in Round Up. The McDivitt law firm is concentrating onthe proven link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, among other cancers.
Monsanto better get its lawyers ready!
You can watch a video on the California Class Action lawsuit, here.