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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million After Groundskeeper Got Cancer from Roundup Exposure

HeadlineAug 13, 2018

A jury in California has ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after regularly using the Roundup weed killer. The 46-year-old man, Dewayne Johnson, has non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Doctors say he is unlikely to live past 2020. Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos read the jury’s verdict.

Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos: “Was the Roundup Pro or Ranger Pro design a substantial factor in causing harm to Mr. Johnson? Answer: Yes.”

Monsanto faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits around the country involving Roundup and other weed killers containing glyphosate.

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