Miller Victory for Monsanto Named a Top Defense Verdict

Adam E. Miller’s trial victory for Pharmacia Corporation (formerly Monsanto Company) in Dauber v. Monsanto was named among Courtroom View Network’s 2016 list of Top 10 Defense Verdicts, occupying the number 2 slot. Capes Sokol Shareholder Adam E. Miller represented Monsanto in the trial that took place this past spring in a Los Angeles County, California state court.

The suit stemmed from two individuals seeking $15 million plus unspecified punitive damages who claimed their non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas were the result of food chain and environmental exposures to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Monsanto successfully argued that existing medical and scientific evidence fails to support a link between PCBs and the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in humans and that during the entire 50-year time period during which Monsanto manufactured PCBs, the company acted responsibly to test PCBs and warn customers of potential health risks associated with their use.

The Dauber trial represented the third time a state court jury cleared the company of responsibility for cancer that plaintiffs claimed was caused by PCBs.  Adam also represented Monsanto in both of these prior defense verdicts, one of which was tried in Los Angeles County, California, and the other in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Adam E. Miller was joined by other members of the Capes Sokol team, including Litigation paralegal Carolyn A. Mulligan (the courtroom paralegal) and scientific information specialists Barbara J. McKenzie, Christine Anderson, and Carlene Anderson.

Courtroom View Network, or CVN, is a national news organization dedicated exclusively to high-stakes civil trials. CVN annually compiles a list of their picks for Top 10 most impressive defense verdicts of 2016. The list considers the facts of the case, the parties and attorneys involved, and the potential broader impact of the verdict.

About Adam E. Miller

pcb litigationAdam is a veteran products liability attorney who has successfully represented national and regional companies, manufacturers, suppliers and industrial users in complex mass tort and class action product liability litigation involving consumer and commercial products.

For more information about Adam, please visit his profile.


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