From Roundup To Oatmeal: New Trends In Glyphosate Suits

Law360 (August 6, 2019, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Over the past year, three juries have rendered multimillion- and even multibillion-dollar personal injury verdicts against Monsanto Co. (now a Bayer AG subsidiary), showing that jurors — in California, at least — accept the questionable scientific theory advanced by plaintiffs that Monsanto’s popular herbicide, Roundup, and its active ingredient, glyphosate, cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a group of blood cancers.[1]

These three verdicts spotlight the risk not just from the large docket of Roundup user plaintiffs, but also from a spinoff set of consumer protection cases alleging that food products such as cereals failed to disclose the presence of trace amounts of glyphosate....

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