Jury still out in latest glyphosate case
March 18, 2019 By Larry Lee Filed Under: News
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.
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
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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