Bayer Statement Regarding Directed Verdict Motion in McCostlin
Below is Bayer’s statement regarding Judge Brian May’s ruling on the company’s motion for a directed verdict in the McCostlin trial in the Circuit Court of Saint Louis County:
“The judge’s ruling in favor of the company’s motion for a directed verdict brings this trial to a successful conclusion. The company has now won nine consecutive trials including the Clark, Stephens, Shelton, Johnson, Alesi, Ferro, Gordon, Evard, and McCostlin cases. These outcomes are consistent with the extensive body of scientific research on glyphosate-based herbicides over four decades, as well as the assessments of the EPA and other leading health regulators worldwide which support the conclusion that Roundup™ is not carcinogenic and can be used safely.
“We continue to stand behind the safety of Roundup™ and will confidently defend the safety of our products as well as our good faith actions in any future litigation.”