Bloomberg Law
Aug. 10, 2021, 12:48 AM

Monsanto Loses Appeal of $87 Million Roundup Award in California

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

Monsanto Co. is liable for an $87 million award in a Roundup liability case after a state appellate court in California rejected the company’s bid to overturn a jury finding that the herbicide caused cancer in a couple.

A jury in Alameda County awarded Alberta and Alva Pilliod over $55 million in compensatory damages, and $2 billion in punitive damages in 2019 after finding for the couple on claims including design defect, strict liability, negligent failure to warn, and negligence. The Alameda case is one of several pending against the company alleging its weed killer causes cancer.

The Pilliods, who ...

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