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Daryl Hannah and Neil Young pose during Monsanto trial. Daryl Hannah and Neil Young pose for photo op outside of Monsanto trial.

Closing arguments in the third trial over herbicide Roundup began Wednesday—but not without Monsanto raising a host of concerns, such as plaintiffs attorneys referring to champagne on ice in its boardrooms or taking photos with actor Daryl Hannah in front of jurors.

In a motion filed Monday, Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, said it feared that plaintiffs attorney R. Brent Wisner, of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman in Los Angeles, would repeat some of the controversial remarks he made during his closing argument in the first trial, which ended with a $289 million verdict. Among those comments were that Monsanto executives at a corporate conference room at its headquarters in St. Louis had a “bunch of champagne on ice” waiting for their verdict.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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