$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is 3rd to Find Roundup Caused Cancer

"A jury in Oakland, Calif., ordered Monsanto on Monday to pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages after finding that its Roundup weed killer caused their cancer — the third jury to conclude that the company failed to warn consumers of its flagship product’s dangers.

Thousands of additional lawsuits against Monsanto, which Bayer acquired last year, are queued up in state and federal courts.

The couple, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, used Roundup on their Northern California property for decades. In 2011, Mr. Pilliod, now 76, was given a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In 2015, his wife, who is 74, learned she had the same disease."

Patricia Cohen reports for the New York Times May 13, 2019.


"California Jury Hits Bayer With $2 Billion Award In Roundup Cancer Trial" (Reuters)

Source: NY Times, 05/14/2019