A jury in Missouri ruled in favor of Monsanto in the latest Roundup weed killer trial, finding that the plaintiff’s cancer was not caused by the controversial herbicide.
Yesterdays’ decision was returned in the Circuit Court of Jackson County of Kansas City and marks the third consecutive Roundup trial win for Bayer AG, which acquired Monsanto in 2018 for $63 billion.
Allan Shelton sought economic recovery for damages as a result of developing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which he alleged was caused by the use of Roundup herbicides, Justice Pesticides reported.
Shelton’s trial began on May 3 and featured testimony from former Monsanto CEO, Hugh Grant, who was ordered by a judge to testify. The trial was the first Roundup cancer case to be tried outside of California. Juries in the first three trials returned multi-million-dollar awards for the plaintiffs.
Shelton’s case was the sixth concluded Roundup trial and third consecutive one that returned a verdict for Monsanto. The Supreme Court will soon issue a decision on whether it will review a $25 million Roundup cancer verdict for plaintiff Edwin Hardeman.