SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Northern California couple both stricken with cancer they say was caused by Monsanto Co.’s weed killer say they still resent the company even after a jury awarded them over $2 billion.
Alberta Pilliod said Monday that she and her 74-year-old husband have each been battling cancer for the last nine years. The 76-year-old says she and her husband Alva Pilliod are unable to enjoy the same activities they participated in before their cancer diagnosis.
The Pilliods addressed the media at a San Francisco press conference a few hours after the jury delivered its verdict.
One of the Pilliods lawyers, Michael Miller, conceded that the $2 billion punitive damage award was likely to be reduced on appeal. But he argued that whatever Monsanto was likely to appeal any damage award and the Pilliods’ lawyers are prepared for a long legal battle.