Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on $2B Roundup Bayer Deal
March 8, 2021
Hundreds of attorneys and several consumer and legal advocacy organizations on Friday joined dozens of putative class members in the Roundup product liability case in urging a California federal judge not to approve a proposed $2 billion deal to settle claims that the weedkiller causes cancer, saying the “anemic” settlement benefits Monsanto and its parent company Bayer AG more than sick plaintiffs.
“This ‘revised’ deal is nothing but a back room deal to protect Monsanto at the expense of future cancer victims,” Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, one of the attorney who filed an opposition memo, told Law360 on Friday. “We represent the National Black Farmers Association and its members, and this deal provides nothing for them and lots of legal fees for class counsel.”