Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Roundup Litigation
July 8, 2020
A California federal judge has refused to postpone a hearing on a proposed $1.25 billion class action settlement seeking to resolve potential claims from users of Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller who haven't sued the company or developed cancer yet, saying there's no reason to delay when the court is already "skeptical" that the settlement is fair.
"The proposed class counsel have described this as a 'unique' class yet it is nothing more than a legally infirm backroom deal to protect Monsanto from lawsuits rather than compensating Roundup cancer victims," Hunter J. Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, counsel for plaintiffs opposing the deal, told Law360 on Tuesday. "Judge Chhabria, in a well-reasoned opinion, outlined how the parties should be looking at this class."