Monsanto Hit With $80M Verdict In First Fed. Roundup Trial
By Dorothy Atkins (March 27, 2019, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A unanimous California jury found Monsanto liable Wednesday for failing to warn that its popular Roundup weedkiller could cause cancer, awarding a Golden State man more than $80 million and delivering a serious blow to the agri-giant in the first such federal bellwether trial.
A jury awarded plaintiff Ed Hardeman, above, $80 million after finding Monsanto failed to warn that Roundup weedkiller could cause cancer. (AP) After a day of deliberating, five women and one man found Monsanto liable on a failure to warn claim, a negligence claim and a design defect claim. The jury awarded 70-year-old plaintiff Ed Hardeman $200,967...
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