Roundup MDL Judge: Plaintiffs’ Attorney’ Free-Rider Obsession Is Out Of Control

Roundup MDL Judge: Plaintiffs' Attorney' Free-Rider Obsession Is Out Of Control

The federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller has put narrow limits on a fund for common-benefit legal work, calling the lead plaintiffs’ lawyers request to hold back 8.25% of Roundup-related recoveries around the country regardless of their connection to the MDL “breathtaking.”

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco on Monday ordered a hold-back of 8% of recoveries by MDL plaintiffs only, adding that the federal court systems’ Civil Rules Advisory Committee “should consider crafting a rule that brings some semblance of order and predictability to an MDL attorney compensation system that seems to have gotten totally out of control.”


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