10:29 GMT08 March 2021
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US jury ordered German pharmaceutical giant Bayer to pay more than $2 billion to a California couple over allegations the company’s weed killer product caused their cancer, media reported.

    The jury awarded $2.055 billion to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a northern California couple who had used Roundup weed killer product for 35 years, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday.

    Two other California residents successfully sued Bayer in Roundup cancer cases. In March, a jury awarded the plaintiff $80 million and in October a judge upheld a decision awarding $78.6 million for allegations the product caused cancer.

    READ MORE: EU Commission Says Approved Acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer

    In 2018, Bayer acquired US-biotech giant Monsanto which produces Roundup thereby exposing itself to 13,400 claims related to similar allegations, the report added.


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