Environment & Energy Report

Roundup Cancer Claims Could Come Down to a Feather’s Weight

March 12, 2019, 9:54 PM

A lawyer representing a man who claims Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer urged jurors to imagine the scales of justice ever so slightly tilted in his favor, as if weighted by a feather, and said that would be enough to advance his trial to the next and final phase.

“This isn’t like those shows on TV where you have to be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt,” Aimee Wagstaff, an attorney for Edwin Hardeman, told jurors during closing arguments March 12.

Roundup, not hepatitis, caused Hardeman’s cancer, his lawyers argued at a critical juncture in the company’s second U.S....

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