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Bayer wins Roundup trial; plaintiff fails to prove exposure caused child’s disease

Posted on by Carey Gillam

The former Monsanto Co., now owned by Bayer AG, notched its first win in the mass tort U.S. Roundup litigation on Tuesday, defeating at trial a mother who alleged her use of Roundup exposed her child to the pesticide and caused him to develop cancer. Ezra Clark was born in May 2011 and diagnosed in … Continue reading “Bayer wins Roundup trial; plaintiff fails to prove exposure caused child’s disease”

Monsanto scientist tells jurors company’s side of Roundup cancer controversy

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A senior scientist at the former Monsanto Co. on Tuesday told jurors in a California trial that regulators around the world support the company’s position that its glyphosate-based herbicides, such as the popular Roundup brand, are safe for users. Donna Farmer, who worked as a toxicologist at Monsanto for more than two decades and now … Continue reading “Monsanto scientist tells jurors company’s side of Roundup cancer controversy”

Monsanto scientist defends Roundup safety in California trial

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A senior scientist at the former Monsanto Co. told jurors in a California trial that the company’s Roundup herbicide is so safe that the scientist uses it regularly at her home, and suggests friends also use the weed killing product. Donna Farmer, who worked as a toxicologist at Monsanto for more than two decades and … Continue reading “Monsanto scientist defends Roundup safety in California trial”

Cancer patient lawyer spars with Monsanto scientist in California Roundup trial

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A lawyer for a woman claiming her use of Roundup herbicide caused her to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma sparred with a longtime Monsanto scientist in court on Wednesday, forcing the scientist to address numerous internal corporate documents about research showing Monsanto weed killers could be genotoxic and lead to cancer. The testimony by former Monsanto scientist … Continue reading “Cancer patient lawyer spars with Monsanto scientist in California Roundup trial”

Monsanto lawyer cross-examines cancer patient over her claims Roundup caused her disease

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A California woman suing Monsanto over allegations that her use of Roundup weed killer caused her to develop cancer testified Monday that she had a hard time remembering many details about the extent of her use of the pesticide, struggling to answer several questions posed by a Monsanto attorney. In cross examination, Monsanto attorney Bart … Continue reading “Monsanto lawyer cross-examines cancer patient over her claims Roundup caused her disease”

Son testifies about his mother’s cancer alleged due to Roundup exposure

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A woman suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma was a devoted user of Roundup herbicide for decades before she became ill, her son testified Tuesday in a California trial that marks the fourth such trial pitting a cancer victim against Roundup maker Monsanto. Under questioning by a lawyer representing plaintiff Donetta Stephens, her son David Stephens recalled … Continue reading “Son testifies about his mother’s cancer alleged due to Roundup exposure”

Monsanto Roundup Claims Heating Up in Court

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By Michelle Llamas Edited By Sophia Clifton The post Monsanto Roundup Claims Heating Up in Court appeared first on ConsumerNotice.org. A nine-year-old California boy with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma will become the focus of the next scheduled jury trial involving Roundup, the controversial weed killer and the target of thousands of personal injury claims. The trial, which … Continue reading “Monsanto Roundup Claims Heating Up in Court”

Bayer Roundup trial goes virtual, and it does not go well

Posted on by Carey Gillam

In fits and starts, and with a good dose of frustration over technical difficulties, a California trial pitting an elderly cancer victim against Monsanto owner Bayer AG resumed on Monday in a virtual format after in-person proceedings were suspended last week, reportedly due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19. Due to an array of … Continue reading “Bayer Roundup trial goes virtual, and it does not go well”

Covid delays one Roundup cancer trial while another looms

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The California trial pitting an elderly cancer victim against Monsanto owner Bayer AG has been delayed due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19, with proceedings now expected to resume next week in a virtual format via Zoom. Lawyers for plaintiff Donnetta Stephens say that she was a regular user of Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide … Continue reading “Covid delays one Roundup cancer trial while another looms”

Bayer seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of Roundup trial loss

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Monsanto owner Bayer AG on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking the high court’s review of one of its trial losses in the nationwide Roundup cancer litigation. The move is widely seen as Bayer’s best hope for putting an end to claims that exposure to Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides, such as the … Continue reading “Bayer seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of Roundup trial loss”

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