Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Roundup wins a fourth court case

A jury has decided that Bayer’s Roundup did not cause an Oregon man’s cancer. 

The decision, delivered in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Ore., marked the fourth-consecutive win in court for the company.

“The jury’s unanimous verdict in favor of the company brings this trial to a successful conclusion and is consistent with the evidence in this case that Roundup does not cause cancer and was not the cause of Mr. Johnson’s (one of the plaintiffs) cancer,” Bayer said in a prepared statement. 

“While we have great sympathy for Mr. Johnson, the jury has weighed the evidence from both sides in this case and concluded that Roundup is not responsible for his injuries,” the statement said.

Other court cases have gone against Bayer and juries have awarded plaintiffs with millions of dollars in compensation. One jury awarded $250 million in punitive damages, but later courts reduced the total in that case to less than $80 million.

In June, 2020, the company said it would set aside $10 billion to settle lawsuits.