Law360 (May 17, 2019, 1:56 PM EDT) -- On May 13, a California jury returned a $2 billion verdict against Monsanto. The case marks the third bellwether trial in the Roundup products liability litigation, in which more than 13,000 plaintiffs have filed suit against Monsanto on the grounds that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weedkiller, causes cancer.
Juries in all three cases have found for the plaintiffs and awarded staggering punitive damages. In August 2018, a San Francisco jury awarded plaintiff Dewayne “Lee” Johnson $39.25 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages. The court later reduced the punitive damages award to $39.25 million, the...
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