MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP (GLYPHOSATE) LAWSUIT WHITEPAPER
About Roundup Lawsuit
Roundup, made by the company Monsanto, is an herbicide used by farmers and gardeners to kill weeds surrounding crops and other plants. Roundup’s main active ingredient is glyphosate, a non-selective herbicide.
There have been reports that people have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, other cancers, and illnesses from being exposed to glyphosate. In 2015, the World Health Organization declared that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans”. In July, 2018, a California judge determined all federal lawsuits could move forward with Monsanto.
In January 2020, glyphosate was reapproved by the EPA, allowing manufacturers to keep using the chemical in retail products. As such, it has not been recalled at this time.
Roundup Associated injuries
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- B-cell lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
Roundup Status of Litigation
Cases have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (lead case number: 3:16-md-0274).
Roundup Verdicts and Settlements
Johnson v. Monsanto began on 6/18/18 and ended on 8/10/2018 with a $289M verdict in California
Hardeman v. Monsanto- February 2019 ($80.2M).
Pilliod v. Monsanto began on 3/28/2019 and ended on 5/13/2019 with a momentous verdict of $2.055 billion in California.
Defense verdict: November 2021.
In 2021, Bayer settled approximated 80% of the filed cases for about $11B.
The current manufacturer of Roundup is herbicide manufacturer Monsanto (German parent company, Bayer).