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OA202: Roundup (With Special Guest the SciBabe!)

Today’s episode takes an in-depth look at the recent $289 million dollar verdict handed down by a California state jury for a man who alleges that the herbicide Roundup (TM) gave him cancer.

First, we break down the facts of the lawsuit.  Then, we have on special guest Yvette d’Entremont — a.k.a. the SciBabe — to break down the science behind glyphosate (the active chemical in Roundup).

After that, it’s time for everyone’s favorite Thomas (& Yvette) Take the Bar Exam, where our dynamic duo attempts to get it right when it comes to the proper measure of damages for breach of contract.  Remember to follow our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and like our Facebook Page so that you too can play along with #TTTBE!

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Show Notes & Links

  1. If you’d like to read some of the original court documents, here’s the Roundup complaint, the Roundup motion to strike; and finally, here’s the Roundup verdict.
  2. In the legal analysis, we discussed Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and the standards set forth in Daubert v. Merrell Dow, 509 U.S. 579 (1993).
  3. And, of course, you should check out the SciBabe’s website.

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