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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical.

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"It was the third consecutive U.S. jury verdict against the company in litigation over the chemical, which Bayer acquired as part of its $63 billion purchase of Monsanto last year. Both other jury verdicts also came in California, one in state court and one in federal court.

Shareholders have rebuked the company's top management over its handling of the Monsanto acquisition and the litigation it inherited, which has wiped around 30 billion euros ($33.55 billion) from Bayer's market value since the first jury verdict."

You ride with an outlaw, you die with an outlaw. - Gus McCrae

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2019-05-13 10:26 PM | Reply

Monsanto made DDT.

I saw a B&W video of them spraying a classroom of little kids with a massive dose of it to prove it was safesometime after WW2. Nobody knows what happened to them.

It was about to cause Silent Spring. And it doesn't break doesn't down in the environment -it bioaccumulates and it's still here.

As Corky said: live by the gun, die by the gun - or this time lawyers and money.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-14 03:39 AM | Reply

There is a reason why Roundup is banned in Europe.

Here it is routinely sprayed on our food supply.

The effects of long term exposure to this poison is just beginning to be understood. Cancer is just one outcome.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-14 07:27 AM | Reply

A mix of vinegar, epsom salts and dawn dish detergent works just as well as the poison Monsanto pushes.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-14 09:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Monsanto made DDT.

#2 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT AT 2019-05-14 03:39 AM | FLAG:

Still used today for disease control. It seems people really dislike malaria.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-05-14 12:24 PM | Reply

No one is worth $2 billion.

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-05-14 02:27 PM | Reply

Remember, corporations are people. Monsanto legally is a person. Monsanto is our friend. What's a little murderous cancer among friends?

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-05-14 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No one is worth $2 billion.

#6 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Jury didn't say they were. It was a punitive award. It's meant to punish the company.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-05-14 04:17 PM | Reply

No one is worth $2 billion.

#6 | Posted by Sniper

Mackenzie Bezos - $35.7-billion
Alice Walton - $45 billion
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers - $52.9 billion

But no worries Snippy the couple will probably never live long enough to actually see any of it. It was obviously the victims fault.

"Bayer in a statement said it was disappointed with the verdict and will appeal, adding that both Alva and Alberta Pilliod had long histories of illnesses known to be substantial risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma."

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-14 07:22 PM | Reply

How can you guys compare my writing style with Moder8's style? Oh for pete's sakes! S/he writes in stanzas!

I was going to write something about Neil Young and his fight with Monsanto. Screw y'all.

#10 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-05-14 08:19 PM | Reply

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How can you guys compare my writing style with Moder8's style?

Who did that?

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-14 08:24 PM | Reply

No one is worth $2 billion.

#6 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Yeah, I'm thinking maybe a $million to go for the kill shot with. And had to be the ass-inflation thing from the other thread.

But I will use Helium.

It's my signature.

#12 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-14 08:56 PM | Reply

Imagine how much RoundUp they can buy with two billion dollars!

At current valuation this makes them like 3% owners in Bayer.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-14 10:03 PM | Reply

2 bil?
I'm going to home depot for a gallon to soke my feet in.

#14 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-05-15 12:42 PM | Reply

I stupidly used it in my back yard years ago without the proper gloves. The skin on my hands peeled off the next day. I recovered quickly but it was a lesson learned.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-15 12:51 PM | Reply

No one is worth $2 billion.

Speak for yourself, you worthless cretin.

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2019-05-15 12:52 PM | Reply

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