Bayer Statement on Defense Verdict in Alesi
Bayer today issued the following statement on the defense verdict in the Alesi trial:
“The jury’s verdict in favor of the company brings this trial to a successful conclusion and is consistent with the evidence in this multi-plaintiff case that Roundup™ was not responsible for the injuries alleged by the plaintiffs.
“The jury’s conclusions are consistent with the assessments of expert regulators worldwide as well as the overwhelming evidence from four decades of scientific studies concluding that Roundup™ can be used safely and is not carcinogenic.
“The company won the four preceding Roundup™ trials, including Clark, Stephens, Shelton, and Johnson cases and, with the victory in Alesi, has prevailed in five consecutive trials.
“While we have great sympathy for the plaintiffs in this case, the jury has weighed the evidence from both sides in this case and concluded that Roundup™ is not responsible for their injuries.
“We continue to stand behind the safety of Roundup™ and will confidently defend the safety of our product as well as our good faith actions in any future litigation.”