Media Release: CELA to co-host two events to learn about the precedent-setting California case against Monsanto (now Bayer)

Media Release

Jan 15 2019

CELA and Friends of the Earth invite you to hear from the California-based lawyers who represented school groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson in his case against Monsanto (now Bayer).

We are hosting two events: an evening public forum at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on January 30th and a lunch-hour briefing session for lawyers and activists at CELA on January 31st.

At both events we will hear from California lawyers Michael Baum and Brent Wisner, both part of the legal team that successfully sued Monsanto, winning a US$289m settlement, later reduced to US$78m.

On January 30th, the lawyers will be joined by Dr. Meg Sears, Chairperson of Prevent Cancer Now, who will provide a context setting presentation of health trends and concerns in Canada.

On January 31st, at CELA’s lunch-hour event, CELA Counsel Joseph Castrilli will add a Canadian perspective on this case.

More details available on-line:

Wednesday, January 30th, 6:30-9:30 PM
A strategic briefing for concerned citizens at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. Register here.

Thursday, January 31st, noon – 1 PM at CELA in Toronto
A briefing for lawyers and activists. Register here.