MDL Order on Reverse Bifurcation
On January 3, 2019, Judge Vince Chhabria issued an order to reverse bifurcate the Hardeman, Stevick and Gebeyehou v. Monsanto Co. cases, each of which is pending in the MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Under reverse bifurcation, the jury will first determine if Roundup® caused the plaintiff’s cancer. If Monsanto prevails, the trial is over. If the jury finds in favor of the plaintiffs in phase one, the trial will proceed to a second phase to determine liability and damages.
Read the Court’s order here.
Read Bayer’s statement here.