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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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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