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May 13, 2019 — Pilliod v Monsanto — A husband and wife in their 70s from Livermore, California who regularly used Roundup products sued Monsanto. The husband had developed large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and the wife had been diagnosed with central nervous system lymphoma which later progressed to NHL. After weeks of trial, the jury in Oakland, California entered a staggering verdict of $2,055,206,173, which included $2 billion in punitive damages against Monsanto.

Reference:  Cohen, Patricia. “$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto Is Third to Find Roundup Caused Cancer” The New York Times, May 13, 2019, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/business/monsanto-roundup-cancer-verdict.html

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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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