A California state court judge has significantly reduced damages awarded to a couple whose non-Hodgkin lymphoma was blamed on Roundup exposure, cutting their overall award from more than $2 billion to $86.7 million.
Despite some harsh words describing Monsanto’s conduct, a federal judge said last week he plans to reduce an $80 million award to a California man who claimed exposure to Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Bayer is not backing down from its defense of glyphosate following a jury’s award of more than $2 billion to a California couple who allege their use of Roundup over about 30 years caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Democratic presidential candidates are trying to make agribusiness consolidation into a campaign issue, and some Republicans as well as farmers also worry that recent mergers are increasingly making it harder for growers to make a profit.
A California jury has awarded a married couple who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma more than $2 billion in punitive and other damages after concluding Monsanto failed to warn them about the risks of spraying Roundup.