Glyphosate Suffers a Second Loss in California

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. April 01 2019

A second U.S. jury has ruled that glyphosate caused cancer. A second phase of the trial will begin soon with the same jury to determine liability and damages. Bayer will likely appeal the ruling.

The jury in the first trial, also in California in August, 2018, awarded $78 million to a man who claimed glyphosate was responsible for his cancer. The ruling is under appeal, at the request of Bayer. Estimates are that an additional 11,000 lawsuits with similar claims are expected to go to trial in the U.S. in the coming months.

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