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California jury links RoundUp to cancer, awards couple $2 billion
The Hill ^ | May 13, 2019

Posted on 05/13/2019 4:00:58 PM PDT by SMGFan

jury ruled against chemical giant Monsanto on Monday, awarding a California couple $2 billion in damages after determining their cancer was caused by the weedkiller RoundUp.

The decision in Alameda County Superior Court comes on the heels of a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) statement that said there were no serious public health risks associated with glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp.

But a growing number of juries disagree with the EPA's position. Monday's ruling marks the third case since August in which a jury found that glyphosate caused cancer. More than 13,000 similar lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto or its parent company Bayer.

Many of those suits were spurred by a 2015 World Health Organization analysis that said glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic in humans.”

Alva and Alberta Pilliod, the plaintiffs in the California case, argued they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma following decades of using the weedkiller.

Bayer relied heavily on EPA's assessment o

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bayer; epa; lawsuitlottery; monsanto; roundup; who
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1 posted on 05/13/2019 4:00:58 PM PDT by SMGFan
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Okie dokie. No more Roundup in California’s ag areas. I hope y’all like weeds with your produce.


2 posted on 05/13/2019 4:04:20 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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How much of it were they drinking?


3 posted on 05/13/2019 4:06:54 PM PDT by fruser1
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Well this helps explains the mutations in San Francisco.


4 posted on 05/13/2019 4:09:27 PM PDT by Obadiah
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Asinine!


5 posted on 05/13/2019 4:11:16 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists call 'em what you will they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SMGFan

argued they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma following decades of using the weedkiller.
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My son has non Hodgkin lymphoma. He has never been near weedkiller of any sort.

You get cancer because you get cancer.


6 posted on 05/13/2019 4:12:21 PM PDT by shelterguy
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2 Billion, haha OK then. They will be lucky to see 2 million 15 years from now.


7 posted on 05/13/2019 4:12:30 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: SMGFan

This tells us more about California juries than anything else.


8 posted on 05/13/2019 4:14:19 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Facts are racist.)
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To: SMGFan

$600-800 million for the attorneys?


9 posted on 05/13/2019 4:15:53 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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This tells us more about California juries than anything else.

The problem is that what happens in California tends to metastasize to points eastward.

10 posted on 05/13/2019 4:17:44 PM PDT by KevinB (If I'm ever arrested, I'm switching parties.)
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$2 BILLION? An impossibly large number, which is why I used capital letters.


11 posted on 05/13/2019 4:18:31 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ( "It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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$600-800 million for the attorneys?

And the plaintiffs will a coupon good for 10% off their next purchase of RoundUp.

12 posted on 05/13/2019 4:18:41 PM PDT by Obadiah
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Well, That settles it then. If you get cancer and have every used glyphosate then that is what caused the cancer. Case closed.

If I ever get cancer I am going to find a pettifogging lawyer to sue the deepest pocket producer of anything I have ever eaten or used and sue them in the most ignorant liberal area I can possibly find.

This is absolutely stupid and dangerous.


13 posted on 05/13/2019 4:21:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just hava few days that don't suck.)
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Sometimes but every old time farmer round here died of cancer. I sprayed roundup from 14 to age 22 daily on the farm with a backpack sprayer, i am about to be tested for lymphoma the 22nd, I believe round up did it and I will be suing them if it is.


14 posted on 05/13/2019 4:21:30 PM PDT by rebel25 (GOD, Family, guns, and duck hunting, everything else is just noise.)
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To: Moonman62
This tells us more about California juries than anything else.

Yup! California the communists corrupt Democratic empire in the Union.

15 posted on 05/13/2019 4:24:56 PM PDT by Logical me
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Sometimes but every old time farmer round here died of cancer. I sprayed roundup from 14 to age 22 daily on the farm with a backpack sprayer, i am about to be tested for lymphoma the 22nd, I believe round up did it and I will be suing them if it is.
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Of course you will. Lots of folk dream of hitting the “lawsuit lottery”. I sometimes wonder what caused lymphoma BEFORE Roundup was invented.


16 posted on 05/13/2019 4:27:57 PM PDT by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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To: SMGFan

More liberal “science.”


17 posted on 05/13/2019 4:30:06 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: rebel25

Did you use protective gear?


18 posted on 05/13/2019 4:30:06 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: rebel25

Sometimes but every old time farmer round here died of cancer.
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Wow, that’s astounding. Whatever did they die of BEFORE Roundup was invented.


19 posted on 05/13/2019 4:30:33 PM PDT by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)
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To: SMGFan

Monsanto should quit selling it in Calipornia. F them.


20 posted on 05/13/2019 4:30:49 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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