Lawyers defending as much as $800 million in proposed common benefit fees from settlements with Monsanto insisted that the law firms objecting to their request had painted “an incomplete and inaccurate picture” of the Roundup litigation.

More than a dozen law firms had objected to the fee request, with one of them calling the request a “money grab” by lead counsel in the multidistrict litigation. In a response filed on Thursday, lead counsel insisted that the award was justified. They said Bayer, which owns Monsanto, would not have entered into settlements last year but for their work, which included obtaining three Roundup verdicts.

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