Parties in $289 Million Roundup Verdict File Competition Briefs Seeking Review from Calif. Supreme Court
September 22, 2020
- Johnson Petition
- Monsanto Petition
SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– Parties involved in what was originally a $289 million Roundup verdict have filed competing petitions in California’s highest court, contesting portions of an intermediate appellate court order reducing the total judgment to $20 million.
Plaintiff DeWayne Johnson filed the initial petition for review on Aug. 28 in the California Supreme Court; Monsanto filed its own petition for review three days later.
Both petitions take issue with portions of a July 20 opinion from the California Court of Appeal for the 1st Appellate District in which the Court of Appeal affirmed the Roundup verdict entered in …