Juror in glyphosate-cancer trial urges judge to uphold $80 million verdict appealed by Bayer

| | July 9, 2019
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A juror who was part of a panel that delivered an $80 million award against Bayer AG after finding that its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused a man’s cancer has urged the presiding judge to uphold the decision.

Following a four-week trial, a federal jury on March 27 awarded $5 million in compensatory and $75 million in punitive damages to Edwin Hardeman, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014.

In the letter, the unidentified juror told U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco that the $80 million in awards “were no accident” and the result of “meticulous planning” by the jury.

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The letter was a response to statements by Chhabria during a court hearing …. when the judge said he would have to reduce the $75 million punitive damages portion of the award on constitutional grounds.

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