A bottle of Bayer AG Roundup brand weedkiller is arranged for a photograph in a garden shed in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Bayer vowed to keep defending its weedkiller Roundup after losing a second trial over claims it causes cancer, indicating that the embattled company isn't yet ready to consider spending billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg A bottle of Bayer AG Roundup brand weedkiller is arranged for a photograph in a garden shed in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Bayer vowed to keep defending its weedkiller Roundup after losing a second trial over claims it causes cancer, indicating that the embattled company isn't yet ready to consider spending billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Bayer has petitioned a California appeals court to reverse a jury's $2 billion verdict over Roundup, insisting that "egregious and pervasive misconduct" by plaintiffs counsel infected the trial.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Law.com Class Actions: Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.