Roundup MDL Plaintiffs: Reverse Bifurcation Process ‘Unheard of in Modern MDL Bellwether Process’

  • Opposition Brief

SAN FRANCISCO –– Plaintiffs involved in the national multidistrict litigation docket for Roundup personal injury claims have opposed reverse bifurcation in the upcoming bellwether trial, saying that Monsanto cannot possibly cite any MDL implementing the approach because it “is simply never done, and for good reason.”

In their Dec. 13 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the plaintiffs said “the type of reverse bifurcation proposed by Monsanto –– where the defendant is permitted to have a trial on its favored defense before reaching any other issue –– is unheard of in the …


HarrisMartin's New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference

March 03, 2023 - New Brunswick, NJ
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick


HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Managing Mass Torts, Status of Key Litigations and Lessons Learned

March 29, 2023 - Tucson, AZ
Omni Tucson National Resort