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Judge in Monsanto Case Calls Experts Shaky, Imperiling Roundup Trial

March 15, 2018, 4:26 PM

A lawsuit claiming Monsanto Co.’s popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer was dealt a blow by a judge’s conclusions that the opinions of the experts testifying against it are “shaky,” a potentially devastating development for the case getting to trial.

Judge Vince Chhabria, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, is the first judge to weigh in on the toxicity of the world’s most popular herbicide, the subject of a heated debate among scientists and regulators worldwide for more than 30 years. Any key witnesses who are cut from the lineup may ...

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