Jason Itkin and Thomas R. Kline of Kline & Specter won a $175 million jury verdict against the multi-national chemical company Monsanto on behalf of our client Ernest Caranci. The case was tried for three weeks before a 12-person jury in Philadelphia. The jury held Monsanto responsible for causing our client’s cancer. Caranci was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $150 million in punitive damages. The punitive damages serve as an indictment of Monsanto’s reckless conduct and a warning to other companies to prioritize public safety.
"Monsanto knew exactly what it was doing when it chose not to warn people Roundup causes cancer,” Jason told the jury during trial. “If they told people the truth, we wouldn’t be here in this courtroom.”
This case marks the first Roundup trial in Philadelphia and sets a significant precedent for future Roundup cases under MDL.
“We’re happy Ernie Caranci was awarded justice today. The verdict is a harbinger for things to come in the Roundup litigation,” said Jason Itkin in a joint statement with Thomas Kline.
This landmark verdict not only provides justice for Ernest Caranci but also serves as a warning to other corporations that prioritize profits over human lives.
For more information on Roundup and ongoing litigation, visit our page on Roundup cancer claims.
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