Roundup MDL Court Seeks Briefing on Timeliness of Bellwether Claims, Cites ‘Significant Problem’

  • Pretrial Order

SAN FRANCISCO –– The federal court overseeing the national Roundup personal injury multidistrict litigation docket has asked parties in one of unsettled bellwether cases to file supplemental briefing on timeliness challenges, saying a trial will only occur if the plaintiffs can overcome the “significant statute of limitations problem.”

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California noted in Pretrial Order No. 220, issued on Nov. 3, that the litigation stay expired in the case on Nov. 9.

In the underlying case, the court explained, there is “overwhelming evidence” that the plaintiff believed more than two years prior to …


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