'Punish' Monsanto With $1B Roundup Verdict, Calif. Jury Told

By Dorothy Atkins (May 8, 2019, 9:57 PM EDT) -- Before a packed courtroom that included "JFK" director Oliver Stone and environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr., counsel for a couple claiming Monsanto's Roundup caused their cancers asked a California jury to "punish" the Bayer AG unit and award them a blistering $1.055 billion in damages.

Brent Wisner of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman PC argued that the jury should find that Monsanto failed to warn his clients, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, of the weedkiller's cancer risks and award them $1 billion in punitive damages and $55 million in combined economic and noneconomic damages. Wisner said if the Pilliods had known Roundup...

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