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.
California cannot require companies to place warning labels on glyphosate products, a federal judge affirmed in a ruling issued Tuesday that questions the benefits of Proposition 65, which is meant to inform the state’s residents about cancer-causing chemicals.
It was the battle of the experts at what was dubbed "Science Week" in a federal court in California last week, as lawyers for plaintiffs and for defendant Monsanto put witnesses on the stand who tried to explain the intricacies of toxicology and epidemiology to a federal and a state judge.