A jury in Oakland, California, awarded more than $2 billion Monday to a California couple who alleged Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide caused them to get non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Brent Wisner, a partner at Baum Hedlund in Los Angeles, lead the trial team for Alva and Alberta Pilliod, the plaintiffs who won Monday’s verdict, which included $55 million in compensatory damages and $2 billion in punitive damages.

The verdict is the third against Monsanto, now owned by Bayer AG, over Roundup. It’s also the largest, with previous juries awarding $289 million and $80 million in cases involving individual plaintiffs. Wisner, who also won the $289 million award, for plaintiff Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, spoke with Law.com about Monday’s verdict.

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