On November 16, attorneys representing plaintiff Richard Giglio in a lawsuit filed against Monsanto company requested U.S District Judge Vince Chhabria for an expedited trial as Giglio has less than six months to live as per his oncologist. On Friday, November 30, Monsanto told the California federal judge the dying man should not be granted a fast-track trial. The lawsuit filed on behalf of the 66-year-old California resident stated he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) due to exposure to glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup.
The second bellwether trial case selected is the lawsuit filed by plaintiff Edwin Hardeman scheduled to go for trial on February 25, 2019. A California couple allegedly affected by Roundup's adverse effects were granted an expedited trial by Superior Court Judge Ioana Petrou in Oakland last month; the case will head to trial on March 18, 2019, in California.
Several individuals affected by Roundup herbicides have sued the agricultural company in California, Missouri, and Delaware state courts. A multidistrict litigation has been formed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, overlooked by Judge Vince Chhabria.