Paul François v. Monsanto

15-25.651
April 26, 2007
Provisional judgment
France, Lyon

Farmers
Paul François
Monsanto
François Lafforgue

Civil court
Lasso, Herbicide
That Monsanto be declared as responsible for his health problems.
Cour de Cassation - Chambre mixte of Lyon, France
Court of Cassation

July 7, 2017
Partially Positive
The Court of Cassation criticizes the Court of Appeals for not having checked whether Monsanto's liability for defective products was applicable. It has confirmed that Monsanto has failed on its obligation to inform about the risks of inhalating Lasso. Case is sent to the Appeals Court to determine the applicability of the responsibility for defective products.
National law

7.7.2017, the judgment of the Court of Cassation following Monsanto's lawsuit for intoxication and illness related to a lack of labelling of the herbicide product Lasso refers the case back to the Court of Appeal. The lawyers' pleadings before the Court of Appeal took place on Feb. 6, 2019. Judgment will be delivered on April 11, 2019.