Man wins $289 million against Monsanto’s Roundup.
A jury in San Francisco ruled in favor of Dewayne Johnson, claiming the weedkiller gave him cancer.
Johnson is a former groundskeeper at a local school and was said to use the chemical mixture, Roundup, 20-30 times annually. The 46-year-old developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma and received $39 million in damages and $250 million in punitive damages.
This case has now set a precedent for thousands of other cases alike against Monsanto.
Since the hearing, Monsanto denies that Roundup or an active ingredient, glyphosate in the mixture causes cancer and plan to appeal.
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Written by Christopher Schweitzer
Beasley Media Group Inc.