Roundup MDL Judge Defers Lifting Stay on Cases Despite Concerns that Bayer has Effectively ‘Terminated’ $10 Billion Settlement Agreement
August 27, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO –– The federal judge overseeing the Roundup multidistrict litigation docket will not lift a stay of the proceedings, a move that was requested by plaintiffs’ counsel in letters sent to the MDL judge, in which the attorneys expressed concern that Bayer has effectively “terminated” the more than $10 billion settlement agreement announced in June.
During an Aug. 27 hearing before Hon. Vice Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, several attorneys representing plaintiffs in Roundup litigation at both the federal and state level indicated that they had sent confidential letters to Judge Chhabria …