Pilliods couple v. Monsanto

June 2, 2017
Provisional judgment
United States, Oakland

Alva and Alberta Pilliod
Curtis G. Hoke, Timothy Litzenburg, Michael Miller, Steven Kazan, Brent Wisner, Frances M. Phares, David J. Dickens, Jeffrey Travers, Pedram Esfandiary, Mark Burton

Civil court
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Roundup
Compensatory and punitive damages for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of both Pilliods husband and wife due to years of use of Roundup.
Superior Court of the State of California, Alameda County of Oakland, United States

May 13, 2019
Monsanto is ordered to pay the Pilliod couple $2 billion in compensatory and punitive damages.
National law
No description

Alva and Alberta Pilliod, both suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after years of using Roundup, filed a complaint against Monsanto. This is the first case that has be heard in the Roundup Judicial Council Coordination Proceedings (JCCP NO. 4953), which includes many of the cases brought before the courts of the State of California. The trial began on 28/3/2019. On 13/5/2019, Monsanto was ordered to pay $2 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to the Pilliod couple. This is the third trial in the United States in less than a year in which the glyphosate-based herbicide is found responsible for the plaintiffs' NHL and Monsanto's found guilty. Monsanto/Bayer announces that it will appeal the decision.