Monsanto Wins Chance to Pick Venue for Upcoming Roundup Trials

In a win for Monsanto following more than $2 billion in cancer-trial losses in California against the company’s popular weed killer Roundup, the federal judge overseeing nationwide litigation over the product said Wednesday Monsanto can choose where upcoming cases will be tried.

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Verdicts Twist Road Ahead in Monsanto Cancer Litigation

The federal jury that heard the first bifurcated trial on claims Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup causes cancer found the Bayer AG subsidiary liable for not warning a man of the product’s cancer risks and awarded him $80 million in damages. It also made the way forward in multidistrict litigation a lot more complex.

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Jurors Take Over in Roundup Cancer Trial Liability Phase

Arguing that agrochemical company Monsanto has spent decades deceiving consumers about the dangers of its popular Roundup weed killer, attorneys for a California man living with cancer asked a federal jury Tuesday to award their client $18 million for his pain and suffering and enough in punitive damages to ensure the company acts ethically in the future.

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