LOS ANGELES – A Colorado man who used to work in Fillmore has filed suit alleging he was diagnosed with cancer as a result of being exposed to a certain herbicide.
Enrique Rubio filed a complaint on Sept. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Monsanto Co., citing breach of implied warranty and negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1995 as a result of prolonged exposure to Roundup while picking vegetables in California from 1986 to 1988. The plaintiff holds Monsanto Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly test the product for defects before selling it to consumers and failed to include the harmful effects of its product during prolonged exposure.
The plaintiff seeks the following: a trial by jury, all damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Christopher B. Dalbey, Robin L. Greenwald, Maja Lukic of Weitz & Luxenberg PC in Los Angeles and New York, and Hunter W. Lundy, Matthew E. Lundy and Kristie M. Hightower of Lundy, Lundy, Soileau and South LLP in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 1:16-cv-00406-DAD-SMS