STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Calif. Court Proposes Reduction of $2 Billion Roundup Verdict to $86.7 Million Total
July 26, 2019
OAKLAND, Calif. –– A state court that presided over a Roundup personal injury trial that ended in a $2 billion verdict earlier this year has conditionally granted Monsanto’s motion for a new trial in the proceedings unless the plaintiffs stipulate to a reduced judgment of $86.7 million total.
In the July 25 order, the California Superior Court for Alameda County denied the defendant’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, rejecting Monsanto’s challenges to the causation evidence and concluding that the “evidence can support a finding that Roundup caused the [plaintiffs] to get NHL.”
In May, the California jury awarded more ...