Monsanto’s Roundup lawsuit

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Wye Oak Tree, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Platinum Member
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    "Jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer which he claims was caused by exposure to its herbicides."

    Monsanto (Now Bayer) clams on their website "In evaluations spanning four decades, the overwhelming conclusion of experts worldwide, including the EPA, has been that glyphosate can be used safely according to label instructions."

    The man claims he worked with Roundup for 2 years while he was a groundskeeper.
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    Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Platinum Member
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    CBS legal analyst gives a description of the case.
  3. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just like the pharmaceutical companies selling bad drugs and denying the side effects:puke:
  4. ETM

    ETM LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GEORGIA
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    Forget the 401k.
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  5. KerbDMK

    KerbDMK LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A “jury of my peers” could be convinced of anything.
  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    I just read saw this on the news. This may change the chemical industry for a long time. Ya you never know what the out come will be with a jury. That is the scary part.

    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's in California what would you expect
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  8. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lol....yeah it's the jury...inhale a little more guys...
  9. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    That sounds simple
    Don’t sell your product in California

    The guy did not get cancer in two years
    He could have bathed in it and that wouldn’t have happened
    Maybe a life time of exposure by using it incorrectly and no Ppe
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  10. TPendagast

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    Monsanto maintains it has done nothing wrong, and that the evidence has been misrepresented. Its attorneys say they have the bulk of scientific research firmly on their side, and that they will appeal against the verdict, meaning it could be years before Johnson and his family see a dime of the damage award. In the meantime, his wife, Araceli, works two jobs to support the couple and their two young sons as Johnson prepares for another round of chemotherapy.

    See they will appeal it
    It will go to Supreme Court , get outside of California and these people will get nothing

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