Monsanto Owes $289M In Landmark Roundup Cancer Trial

Law360, San Francisco (August 10, 2018, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A California jury held Friday that Monsanto’s Roundup and Ranger Pro herbicides contributed to a school groundskeeper’s lymphoma and slapped the company with a combined $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages in a landmark suit against the agricultural giant, which has denied links between its herbicides and cancer for decades.

A San Francisco jury blamed Monsanto's Roundup and Ranger Pro weed killers for contributing to a groundskeeper's cancer. (AP) After three days of deliberating, a unanimous 12-member jury found that Monsanto's herbicides were unsafe and were a substantial factor in causing harm to plaintiff DeWayne "Lee" Johnson. The jury also...

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