Paraquat Cases Pivot to Trial, Possible Multidistrict Litigation

Paraquat Cases Pivot to Trial, Possible Multidistrict Litigation

The legal fight over the herbicide paraquat is coming to a head, with the first trial set to begin next week. On Thursday, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation plans to hear arguments on whether to coordinate more than 70 lawsuits brought against Chevron and Syngenta over the herbicide.

The legal fight over the herbicide paraquat is coming to a head, with lawsuits proliferating and the first trial set to begin next week.

The bench trial, set for June 1 in Illinois state court, comes in a lawsuit filed in 2017, but the vast majority of the 75 lawsuits have hit the courts in the past few months. On Thursday, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hear arguments on whether to coordinate the federal cases into a single pretrial proceeding.


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