A California state court judge issued a decision Monday to slash a jury award to a man who claims his exposure to Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but let the verdict against Bayer’s Monsanto stand.
Bayer, which now includes Monsanto, will continue to defend itself from lawsuits alleging that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup does not cause cancer, the company’s CEO told financial analysts in a teleconference Thursday.
A jury has awarded a former school groundskeeper who has cancer $289.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages after finding that Monsanto failed to warn him of the dangers posed by his use of the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.
A jury in California state court adjourned Wednesday without reaching a verdict in a case in which a school groundskeeper is seeking more than $400 million to compensate for developing cancer after being exposed to the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.
Plaintiffs alleging that exposure to glyphosate caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma face a "daunting challenge" in holding Monsanto responsible for their illnesses, a federal judge said Tuesday in a ruling that clears the way for the next phase of litigation against the chemical company.