Judge Slashes Couple’s Award in Roundup Cancer Case

Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a Livermore couple who attributed their cancer diagnoses to years of Roundup use, will see only a fraction of the $2 billion in punitive damages a jury awarded them in May. A state trial judge cut their award down considerably in an order Thursday to a total of $86.7 million, which breaks down to about $30 million for Alva and $56 million for Alberta. 

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SoCal Gas Seeks to Block Report From Safety Investigation

The Southern California Gas Company Tuesday asked a state utilities commission to exclude a damning report detailing the root causes of the 2015 Aliso Canyon methane blowout from the investigation of its safety culture, because a state employee who oversaw operations to close the leak contracted a rare form of cancer and is now suing the utility. 

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