Roundup MDL Judge Gets Letter from Juror
Last week, the parties in the Roundup Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) argued Monsanto's motion for a new trial in the Hardeman v. Monsanto case, which last year resulted in an $80 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff. In the midst of Roundup's post-trial bid for a re-do, a juror from the trial has sent a letter to the MDL Judge, the Hon. Vincent Chhabria, asking that the court allow the verdict to stand. The unidentified Juror #5, whose name has been redacted from the letter, implored the court to allow the compensatory and punitive damages to stand, urging that the jury's verdict was the result of "meticulous planning" and that the outcome was "no accident."