Expectations For Glyphosate Litigation After Monsanto Verdict

Law360 (March 28, 2019, 12:07 PM EDT) -- On March 19, 2019, a California jury unanimously concluded in Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. et al. that scientific literature supports the conclusion that the chemical glyphosate can cause cancer in humans, specifically in the context of the glyphosate-containing Roundup weedkiller.[1] The issue was litigated in a bifurcated manner to allow the jury to answer the question of glyphosate's cancer-causing potential before the jury could address damages.

On Wednesday, the jury returned a verdict of just over $80 million in favor of Edwin Hardeman in the second phase of the trial. The Hardeman case was the second such trial to take place...

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