REPORT: Jury awards $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

BY TEAM DML / MAY 13, 2019 /

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.

The jury’s verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Francisco law professor said it’s likely a trial judge or appellate court will significantly reduce the punitive damage award.

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The state court jury in Oakland concluded that Monsanto’s weed killer caused the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Alva Pilliod and Alberta Pilliod each contracted. Jurors awarded them each $1 billion in punitive damages in addition to a combined $55 million in compensatory damages.

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3 Comments

  1. Cathy May 13th, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Yet this poisonous substance is still on the shelves being sold, why ?

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    • Victoria May 13th, 2019 at 10:25 pm

      I know I gripe about it every time I walk into a Home Depot or Lowe’s…

      Reply

  2. K May 13th, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    It’s still being used on the farm where my husband works. When he works in the equipment he gets it all over him and breathes it.

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