Monsanto ordered to pay $289m as jury rules weedkiller caused man's cancer
Court finds in favor of DeWayne Johnson, ill man who was first to take Roundup maker to trial over allegations
Monsanto suffered a major blow with a jury ruling that the company was liable for a terminally ill man’s cancer, awarding him $289m in damages.
Dewayne Johnson, a 46-year-old former groundskeeper, won a huge victory in the landmark case on Friday, with the jury determining that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer and that the corporation failed to warn him of the health hazards from exposure. The jury further found that Monsanto “acted with malice or oppression”.Continue reading...
(@)Sam Levin in San Francisco
Published on 10 Aug 2018 at 11:33PM