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Bayer asks judge to overturn $2 billion glyphosate-cancer verdict based on ‘inflammatory, fabricated evidence’

| | June 19, 2019

Bayer AG has asked a California judge to overrule a $2 billion verdict by jurors who found the company’s glyphosate-based Roundup weedkiller responsible for a couple’s cancer, arguing the jury decision was not supported by evidence.

The German drugmaker and chemicals company blames the massive verdict on “inflammatory, fabricated and irrelevant evidence” from the couples’ lawyers, say court filings on [June 17] in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, California.

Bayer asked Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith, who presided over the roughly seven-week long trial, to reverse the jury decision and enter judgment in Bayer’s favor, or order a new trial.

The Oakland jury on May 13 awarded more than $2 billion to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, finding their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to have been caused by using Roundup to kill weeds on their property between 1975 and 2011.

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