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Second Jury Trial Implicates Roundup in Lymphatic Cancer

Forty-six-year-old Johnson sprayed about 150 gallons of Roundup 20 to 40 times per year while working as a groundskeeper for the Benicia school district in California, from 2012 through late 2015. His lawsuit, filed in 2016 after he became too ill to work, accused Monsanto of hiding the health hazards of Roundup.  According to the ruling, Monsanto “acted with malice or oppression” and was responsible for “negligent failure” by not warning consumers about the carcinogenicity of this pernicious weed killer. The jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to Johnson. A judge upheld the guilty verdict, but reduced the damages to $78 million. Bayer/Monsanto has filed an appeal.  Read more...

 

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