• Monsanto Has to Pay $289 Million in Damages in First Roundup Cancer Trial

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Monsanto Co. was socked with $289 million in damages in the first trial over claims that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
    Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper whose doctors didn't think he'd live long enough learn the verdict, prevailed Friday in San Francisco state court after jurors deliberated for three days. The trial was an important test of the evidence against Monsanto and will serve as a template for litigating thousands of other claims over the herbicide.
    Johnson was seeking $412 million in damages. Jurors awarded him $39 million for his losses and $250 million to...
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