HMG Attorney, Bob Hilliard represents 35 local clients who are about to be part of a huge settlement deal with Monsanto.
Monsanto makes the weed killer Roundup, and there has been thousands of claims from people saying it gave them non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which is a disease that is lethal for many people.
HMG Law Firm has about 1,100 of those clients. Bob Hilliard is working with other attorneys to try and come to terms with Monsanto over their claims.
The mediator in this huge settlement is Ken Feinberg and has worked on a lot of huge cases over the years like the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. Ken Feinberg was also an administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund, and he knows that emotions can run high in these types of cases.
“Never underestimate the emotion, not in just the legal issues or the dollar and cents, the emotions of people, innocent people harmed by tragedy,” Feinberg said. “Whenever I get one of these assignments, you brace yourself for what you’re going to hear and how emotional innocent people will be.”