Monsanto Faces Civil Rights Lawsuit for Refusal to Settle Roundup Case with Non-Citizen

Public Citizen filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Abington Division against Monsanto for allegedly violating Section 1981 of the U.S. Code Title 42, one of the country’s oldest civil rights laws. The advocacy group represents Elvira Reyes-Hernandez, a non-U.S.-citizen plaintiff who previously entered a settlement agreement with Monsanto after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in connection with exposure to Roundup while working on tree farms in Virginia. Monsanto refused to finalize the agreement because the plaintiff is not a U.S. citizen.