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Pilliod v. Monsanto Co.

ELR Citation: 49 ELR 20084
Nos. RG17862702, (Cal. Super. Ct., 05/13/2019)

A California jury awarded over $2 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to two residents who claimed that the weedkiller Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The jury found that the weedkiller's manufacturer was aware of the risks associated with its product and negligently failed to adequately warn consumers of those risks. It awarded each resident $1 billion in punitive damages and roughly $55 million for the residents' medical bills and pain and suffering.