Seventy-six-year-old Alva and 74-year-old Alberta Pilliod used Roundup for about 30 years for residential landscaping, which the jury believed played a "substantial factor" in their development of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The Pilliods, who are in their mid-70s, had been longtime users of Roundup by the time Alva Pilliod was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2011.
In March, a jury awarded the plaintiff $80 million and in October a judge upheld a decision awarding $78.6 million for allegations the product caused cancer.
"There appeared to be more detailed evidence damaging to Monsanto, which strengthens plaintiffs' cases down the pipeline even further", said Pavlik, who has followed the trials.
"By now, most Bayer executives, its board and shareholders must all be questioning the decision to acquire Monsanto and its mounting liability over its cancer-causing weedkiller", Cook said. It also seems to fly in the face of a 2016 California Supreme Court ruling that found the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages in successful lawsuits should nearly never exceed nine to one, the AP added.
In addition to the Hardeman and Pilliod cases, a jury in San Francisco previous year initially awarded a man, Dewayne Johnson, $289 million in a case related to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and glyphosate-based products, but the judge later slashed the punitive damages levied against Bayer/Monsanto in that case to $39 million, down from $250 million (and left another $39 million in compensatory damages intact).
The company said it will appeal.
Professor Levine also says the jury's award of $2 billion in damages for the Pilliods will likely be ruled to be excessive upon appeal.
The firm also stressed that the verdict clashed with the view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-reiterated just weeks ago-that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is not carcinogenic.
The verdict "is as clear of a statement as you can get that they need to change what they're doing", one of the plaintiffs' attorneys, Brent Wisner, told reporters Monday. "Instead of investing in sound science, they invested millions in attacking science that threatened their business agenda".
"Clearly we anticipate that much of the punitive damages of $2 billion would likely be significantly reduced on appeal", JP Morgan analysts said in a note. The court didn't propose a ratio it felt correct, but said punitive damages should nearly never exceed nine times actual damages, it said.
The stunning verdict came the same day that German chemical giant Bayer admitted that its subsidiary Monsanto could have kept lists of key figures - for or against pesticides - in European countries.
Glyphosate-based Roundup products have been used safely and successfully for over four decades worldwide and are a valuable tool to help farmers deliver crops to markets and practice sustainable farming by reducing soil tillage, soil erosion and carbon emissions. The verdict was announced after the trading session closed, AP points out.
Taken out of context, those two words neatly sum up what life with Kyrie Irving's Celtics have been for the last two years. The Celtics are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Milwaukee and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
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At a White House event, Trump said USA authorities were looking "very seriously" at the launch of the "short-range missiles". The North had not launched any since November 2017, shortly before leader Kim Jong-un embarked on diplomatic overtures.
North Korea is sanctioned under multiple UN Security Council resolutions for its nuclear and missile programmes. The Wise Honest was carrying illicit shipments of North Korean coal in 2018 when it was detained in Indonesia .
James Harden scored 31 points for the Rockets, who will try to stave off elimination back home in Houston . He is set to undergo an MRI on Thursday with his availability for Game 6 still up in the air.
Apple's shares ended 4.91% higher on Wednesday, valuing it at around $969 billion, based on shares outstanding as of April 22. Apple's iPhone sales fell 17% in the first three months of the year as the company's flagship product continued to struggle.
There has been no word on if Red Sox players continued the newly-enshrined tradition of dining on fast food during their visit. And players on previous teams in all major sports have skipped White House visits under previous administrations.
Some economists, however, predict such tariffs would cut in half the US economic growth seen in the first quarter of this year. He appealed to Washington to avoid more tariff hikes, saying they are "not a solution" and would harm the world.
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