Join us on April 14, 2021 at 10 am Pacific / 1pm Eastern to hear Carey Gillam discuss her new book, The Monsanto Papers, a very tragic human story about the results of that deception. The Monsanto Papers takes readers into the personal and painful struggle of Lee Johnson—an average middle-aged husband and father—as he sees his life unravel due to his terminal cancer diagnosis and tries to prepare his wife and two children for his death. The book also explores the fascinating—and controversial—tactics of the mass tort attorneys who decide to help Lee, and thousands of other cancer victims like him, take Monsanto to court. Lee became the first person in the world to go to trial against Monsanto and to prove that the company’s 40-year-old, wildly popular weed killer causes a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Though many scientists for years had pointed to evidence tying Monsanto’s herbicide to cancer, the company had always been successful in convincing regulators and customers that such evidence was invalid. Few onlookers thought Lee and his lawyers could actually win at trial against the powerful and highly influential Monsanto. But people around the world wanted to see the evidence, and the case ended up being covered by media from around the world. Lee's victory was instrumental in leading Monsanto's owner Bayer AG to agree to pay $11 billion to settle the mass tort litigation. Ms. Gillam will present details of the deception by Monsanto, and how the lawyers found and used those data.
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