May 13, 2019

Oakland jury awards $2B in punitive damages in Roundup case

As we reported last week, plaintiffs' counsel asked for $1 billion in punitive damages in the latest lawsuit alleging that the weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.  Today the jury awarded the plaintiffs twice that much---$1 billion to each plaintiff, for a total of $2 billion---as reported in Law360 (subscription required).