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01:20  14 may  2019
01:20  14 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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A California jury on Monday awarded more than $ 2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer The next jury trial in the glyphosate litigation is scheduled for August in Missouri state court, the first time a jury outside of California will hear a Roundup case.

The prior two jury verdicts against Bayer in U.S. Roundup trials triggered steep declines in Bayer shares. Shareholders have rebuked the company's (Reporting by Tina Bellon in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler). Also watch: Plaintiff In Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Trial Awarded M In Damages

California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial © Reuters/Mike Blake Monsanto Co's Roundup shown for sale in California

(Reuters) - A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical.

It was the third consecutive U.S. jury verdict against the company in litigation over the chemical, which Bayer acquired as part of its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto last year. Both other jury verdicts also came in California, one in state court and one in federal court.

The jury in San Francisco Superior Court in Oakland on Monday said the company was liable for plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod's contracting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a spokeswoman for the couple said.

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The large punitive damages award is likely to be reduced due to U.S. Supreme Court rulings that limit the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages to 9:1. The jury awarded a total of $ 2 billion in punitive damages and million in compensatory damages.

(Reuters) - A California jury on Monday awarded more than $ 2 billion (£1.54 billion) to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed The next jury trial in the glyphosate litigation is scheduled for August in Missouri state court, the first time a jury outside of California will hear a

It awarded $18 million in compensatory and $1 billion in punitive damages to Alva Pilliod, and $37 million in compensatory and $1 billion in punitive damages to his wife, Alberta Pilliod. The jury found Roundup had been defectively designed, that the company failed to warn of the herbicide's cancer risk and that the company acted negligently.

California jury hits Bayer with $2 billion award in Roundup cancer trial © Reuters/Benoit Tessier FILE PHOTO: The Bayer AG logo sits on display at the headquarters in La Garenne-Colombes, near Paris

The German chemicals giant faces more than 13,400 U.S. lawsuits over the herbicide's alleged cancer risk.

Bayer in a statement said it was disappointed with the verdict and will appeal, adding that both Alva and Alberta Pilliod had long histories of illnesses known to be substantial risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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(Reuters) - A California jury on Monday awarded more than $ 2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer , in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical. The large punitive damages award is likely

A California jury on Monday awarded more than $ 2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer , in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical.

"The contrast between today's verdict and (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's) conclusion that there are 'no risks to public health from the current registered uses of glyphosate' could not be more stark," Bayer said.

Bayer says that decades of studies by the company and independent scientists have shown glyphosate and Roundup to be safe for human use. Bayer also points to several regulators around the world that found that glyphosate was not carcinogenic to humans.

The prior two jury verdicts against Bayer in U.S. Roundup trials triggered steep declines in Bayer shares.

Shareholders have rebuked the company's top management over its handling of the Monsanto acquisition and the litigation it inherited, which has wiped around 30 billion euros ($33.55 billion) from Bayer's market value since the first jury verdict.

(Reporting by Tina Bellon in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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