This is the first case against weed-killer companies to go to trial in our area.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A judge has decided there will be a trial against the makers of Roundup in Allegheny County.

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The family of Thomas Walsh, including KDKA’s Rich Walsh, filed a lawsuit against several companies, claiming long-term exposure to the chemicals in Roundup caused the leukemia that took Thomas Walsh’s life. He spent his life maintaining golf courses using pesticides.

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This is the first case against weed-killer companies to go to trial in our area. Similar cases have been filed across the country against the companies that make pesticides.

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The companies have insisted their products are safe.