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December 1, 2020 — Not only does Bayer face consequences from Monsanto’s Roundup, but the company is also suffering from Monsanto’s liability in polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) pollution cases and cases where crop damage was a result of Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide-based crop system.

Within the past week, Bayer proposed a payment of $648 million to settle litigation where plaintiffs alleged contamination from Monsanto’s PCBs.  A federal judge in Los Angeles rejected the proposal. The trial judge in the case Bader Farms, Inc. v. Monsanto also rejected Bayer’s requests for a new trial around the same time. The judge did cut the punitive damages awarded by the jury from $250 million to $60 million in favor of Bayer, leaving compensatory damages of $15 million for a total award of $75 million.

Monsanto was exposed for knowing about the damaging effects of its system for years by documents obtained through discovery.

Reference:  “Monsanto Roundup & Dicamba Trial Tracker.” U.S. Right to Know, 2 June 2020, www.usrtk.org/monsanto-roundup-trial-tracker-index/

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Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Born and raised in Evansville, Gayle is a respected, experienced lawyer and a valued community leader. She graduated near the top of her class at Indiana University’s prestigious Maurer School of Law. She’s practiced law with one of the largest firms in Indianapolis as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. And that means she knows how big law firms and big companies think and how they operate – and she will put that knowledge to work for you.

Gayle has received numerous awards and honors including Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rated: AV®, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Indiana for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, and YWCA Evansville 100 Years, 100 Women Honoree, 2011.

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