Bayer urges judge to reverse verdict or order new trial in Pilliod cancer case against Monsanto
Legal NewsLine | By Rich Peters
Bayer has filed multiple post-trial motions asking California Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith to reverse last month’s verdict or order a new trial in the case of Pilliod v. Monsanto.
The German company, which purchased Monsanto last year, set forth a number of claims behind its key arguments that the evidence did not support causation; the plaintiffs’ counsel made improper arguments; evidence was erroneously admitted or excluded; there was a failure to sever the plaintiffs into separate trials; and excessive and unconstitutional punitive damages were awarded. It filed a memorandum of points and authorities in support of its motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and a motion for a new trial on June 17.