Jury still out in latest glyphosate case

One of the trials against Bayer alleging glyphosate causes cancer is still being deliberated by a jury.  The Edwin Hardeman versus Monsanto Roundup trial is a multi-district case in California and is considered a bellwether for more than 16-hundred similar cases.

Jurors must determine if Hardeman proved that his exposure to Roundup was a substantial factor in causing his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  When court recessed Friday, jurors had requested to have part of Hardeman’s testimony read back to them.  That is happening today (Monday).  Deliberations began last Tuesday.

If the jury finds glyphosate did cause Hardeman’s cancer, then the case would move to a second phase to determine damages.

California Judge Vince Chhabria is scheduled to hear another trial against the makers of glyphosate starting next Monday, and six more trials are scheduled for St. Louis with the first one beginning next month.

A California jury awarded Dewayne Johnson 289 million dollars in punitive damages earlier this year, but the court reduced that amount.

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