Claims that his most famous killer causes cancer.
San Francisco, the weed killer, was a major cancer factor in a California man determined by a jury on Tuesday in the first phase of the lawsuit, according to which lawyers can help determine the fate of hundreds of similar court cases.
The unanimous decision of the six-member jury at the San Francisco Federal District Court was filed against a Roundup maker, agribusiness giant Monsanto. Edwin Hardman, 70, is the second applicant to appear before the court over thousands in the country claiming that the weed killer causes cancer.
Monsanto says studies have shown that the active ingredient of Roundup, glyphosate, is safe. The August jury of Francisco assigned the other man $ 289 million after defining Roundup caused by his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Later, a judge cut the $ 78 million prize, and Monsanto appealed.
Hardman's trial is before another judge and may be more significant. US judge Vince Chhabria watches hundreds of lawsuits from the Rundap and has judged Hardman's case and two more "trials for the winner." Johnson & Johnson Keep After The California Jury Prizes $ 29M
"We are convinced that the evidence in the second phase will show that Monsanto's behavior is appropriate and that the company should not be held responsible for Mr. Hardman's cancer," says Monsanto. The Weed Killer is sold in over 160 countries and widely used in the United States.
The herbicide is under increasing control since the International Agency for Research on Cancer based in France, which is part of the World Health Organization as a "likely carcinogen for man" in 2015
Follows lawsuits against Monsanto.
The US Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate is safe for humans when used in accordance with label guidelines
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Hardeman began using Roundup products for the treatment of poison oak, overgrowth and weeds in their property at Sonoma County in the 1980s and continues to use them in 2012, according to his lawyers. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2015 Fraud Recovery: IRS Removal of Legitimate Taxpayers
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