3rd Roundup Trial Begins Day After $80M Monsanto Loss
Law360, Oakland, Calif. (March 28, 2019, 10:24 PM EDT) -- A day after a California federal jury hit Monsanto with an $80 million verdict for failing to warn that Roundup could cause cancer, another Golden State jury heard opening statements alleging that decades of spraying the weedkiller caused a married couple's aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
During the start of the third trial of its kind, Brent Wisner of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman PC told a 16-member jury that Monsanto never warned his clients Alva and Alberta Pilliod about Roundup's cancer risks.
Wisner said the Pilliods, who are both in their 70s, began spraying Roundup on their four properties to kill weeds in...
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