Bloomburg (https://www.bna.com/monsanto-foes-are-n73014461009/) reports that newly-secured secret Monsanto documents are emboldening public interest lawyers to work together and turn up the heat exposing Monsanto’s self-serving dishonesty and its product glyphosate, chief ingredient in its deadly herbicide ‘Roundup.’
Among the cooperating lawyers: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
At long last Monsanto’s wall of secrecy and duplicity appears to be crumbling. Jim
“A coalition of attorneys, invigorated by their lawsuit representing cancer victims against Monsanto Co., is tackling the world’s most popular weedkiller on multiple fronts…
“Their weapon? A glimpse at decades of Monsanto’s internal deliberations on glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup herbicide. The attorneys have spent the last several months poring over hundreds of confidential documents they say show that the company actively worked to downplay the cancer risk for glyphosate. The plaintiffs in the high profile multi-district litigation (MDL), being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, allege that Monsanto’s Roundup caused their non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a relatively common cancer of the blood…
“The zeal with which the firms are taking on Monsanto—fueled, Kennedy said, by the troubling information culled from the documents—is rare in private practice, he told Bloomberg BNA.
“‘I’ve never seen private attorneys so energized against a defendant,’ Kennedy, whose Hurley, N.Y.-based firm Kennedy & Madonna LLP is working with Baum Hedlund on the litigation, said. ‘Everybody is cooperating so well, we’ve created a team.'”