Roundup cancer trial ends with $2 billion verdict against Monsanto

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It hasn't been a good year for the makers of Roundup weed killer. Back in March, a man was awarded an $80 million verdict after a jury decided that Monsanto's herbicide contributed to his positive diagnosis for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. That was just the latest in a string of rulings in favor of individuals who believe glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer, gave them cancer, but it doesn't hold a candle to the massive verdict that was just handed down in California.

The trial, which took place in Oakland, was brought by a couple who believe long-term exposure to Roundup resulted in both of them being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The verdict in favor of the couple carried the astronomical sum of $2.055 billion.

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Roundup cancer trial ends with $2 billion verdict against Monsanto originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 14 May 2019 at 19:06:27 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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