A federal judge in the first bellwether trial over Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide has sanctioned lead plaintiffs attorney Aimee Wagstaff for “obvious violations” of his pretrial orders.
Wagstaff, of Andrus Wagstaff in Lakewood, Colorado, violated court orders numerous times in her opening statement Monday, according to U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California’s sanctions order Tuesday. He ordered Wagstaff to pay $500 in seven days and, within two weeks after end of the trial, provide a list of every attorney who worked on her opening statement for possible sanctions, as well.
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