Monsanto Loses Cancer Liability Fight In 1st Roundup Appeal
By Dorothy Atkins (July 20, 2020, 10:01 PM EDT) -- A California appellate court on Monday affirmed a jury's finding that Monsanto Co. is liable for a former school groundskeeper's cancer in the first case to go to trial over Roundup's alleged links to cancer, but reduced the total award from $78 million to $20.6 million.
A unanimous three-judge Court of Appeal panel rejected arguments by the Bayer AG subsidiary that plaintiff DeWayne "Lee" Johnson failed to prove liability and causation, and that Johnson's failure-to-warn claims are preempted by federal law.
"None of these arguments are persuasive," the opinion said.
However, the panel found that Johnson's future noneconomic damages award is...
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