New Rulings in Hardeman Roundup™ Case
Monsanto/Bayer’s request for a new trial was denied in the Edward Hardeman case on July 12. This request centered on the evidence Hardeman’s attorneys used in the trial to prove that Roundup™ was the causative agent of Hardeman’s cancer. The defendant disputed the evidence, insisting that there were other mitigating circumstances such as Hepatitis C, which Hardeman had in the past. The company said it was not surprised by this ruling. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria said that the evidence presented at trial was both admissible and sufficient to prove the plaintiff’s case. A second ruling is expected on the 15th, and Monsanto/Bayer said it will not evaluate its options until both rulings are heard.