The next chapter in the ongoing legal battle over Roundup and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) may unfold in a courtroom in Nebraska, according to a September 3, 2019 piece in the Omaha World-Herald.
The Honorable Vince Chhabria is overseeing the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in a Federal court in San Francisco. This MDL encompasses several hundred plaintiffs spread across the country. Judge Chhabria ruled favorably on a Bayer motion to have one of the “first wave” MDL trials occur in Nebraska early in 2020.
“Nebraska could soon be at center of national legal battle over Roundup” is the title of the provocative, in-depth piece by Henry Cordes, an investigative reporter writing for the Omaha World-Herald.
Larry Domina and Robert Dickey, two of the Nebraska farmers suing Bayer, are featured in the piece. The piece by Cordes traces their stories and recounts their fear that without changes in the labeling and marketing of Roundup — which they were told is “safe enough to drink” — other farmers and families may go through what they have had to endure since receiving the NHL diagnosis from their doctors.
The video embedded in the piece contains interviews with the two farmer plaintiffs. It is well worth the few minutes required to watch it.
Henry Cordes; “Nebraska could soon be at center of national legal battle over Roundup;” Omaha World-Herald; Date published: 9/3/2019, Date Accessed: 9/4/2019.