Monsanto Jury Told $63B Co. Should Pay Up Over Roundup

By Dorothy Atkins (March 20, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Monsanto should pay a California man for failing to warn about its weedkiller Roundup's cancer risks, his attorney told a federal jury during opening statements in the trial's second phase, declining to put a number on punitive damages but noting that Bayer recently acquired Monsanto for $63 billion.

Roundup plaintiff Ed Hardeman crosses a street outside the courthouse in February. (AP) Plaintiff Ed Hardeman's attorney, Aimee H. Wagstaff of Andrus Wagstaff, told a six-member jury Wednesday that Monsanto should be punished for failing to conduct its own long-term cancer studies and for failing to warn consumers of its products' risks.

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