Daily Journal | By Glenn Lammi
The California Supreme Court will soon decide whether to review Johnson v. Monsanto, a product-liability case that spawned tens of thousands of similar lawsuits.
On September 28, 2020, Monsanto filed a reply to the Plaintiff’s answer to the company’s Petition for Review with the California Supreme Court.
Amicus Letters Filed in California Supreme Court in Support of Monsanto’s Petition for Review of Johnson Case
Multiple amicus letters have been filed in support of Monsanto’s petition for review of the Johnson case before the California Supreme Court.
Monsanto filed a petition with the highest court in California seeking its review of the decision in Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, the first case in the Roundup™ litigation to go to trial. Monsanto asserts in the petition that the Court of Appeal’s recent decision warrants review because it conflicts with the law and longstanding legal principles with regard to federal preemption, design defect, failure to warn and punitive damages.
On December 6, 2019, the Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District – Division One, issued an order regarding an oral argument in the Johnson case. Read the order here.
The Recorder | By Amanda Bronstad
A California jury that awarded a $289 million Roundup verdict disregarded science and the consensus of federal regulators and fell victim to “emotional manipulation,” according to the state’s doctors, farmers and biotech firm Genentech Inc., in amicus briefs filed in Monsanto’s appeal.
Northern California Record | By Rich Peters
Four amicus briefs have been filed in the California Court of Appeals in the case of Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto raising “concerns about the methods used to determine medical causation and the award of punitive damages in the Johnson case, as well as the reliance of businesses and consumers on regulatory approvals,” said a media representative for Bayer.
On August 30 and September 3, 2019, a number of entities – CMA (comprised of the California Medical Association, California Dental Association and California Hospital Association), California Farm Bureau Federation, Civil Justice Association of California, and leading biotech company Genentech – filed amicus briefs in the Johnson glyphosate case in the Court of Appeal of […]
On July 29, 2019, Monsanto filed its combined reply brief and cross-respondent’s brief in the Johnson glyphosate case in the Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District, Division One. Read Monsanto’s Reply Brief and Cross-Respondent’s Brief here.