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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:20 PM

California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award

Source: Associated Press

Paul Elias, Associated Press
Updated 9:32 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018



Plaintiff DeWayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed-killer caused his cancer, leaves a courtroom in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. A San Francisco judge said in a tentative ruling Wednesday that she would order a new trial in a $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto brought by Johnson.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco judge said Wednesday she is considering tossing out the lion's share of the $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto and ordering a new trial over whether the company's weed-killer caused a groundskeeper's cancer.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos didn't formally rule on any issues after a two-hour hearing to consider Monsanto's demand to toss out the entire jury verdict in the first of thousands of similar cases across the country to go to trial.

The San Francisco jury in August said Monsanto knew — or should have known — its best-selling Roundup weed-killer causes cancer and hit the company with $250 million in punitive damages, which are designed to punish companies who act recklessly. The jury also awarded DeWayne Johnson $33 million in so-called "pain-and-suffering" damages and $6 million in actual damages.

But Bolanos issued a written tentative ruling ahead of the hearing saying she intended to strike down the punitive damages and schedule a new trial on that issue.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/medical/article/Jury-s-289M-award-in-Roundup-cancer-suit-heads-13294956.php





Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via Associated Press Dewayne Johnson, right, reacts while attorney Brent Wisner, not seen, speaks about his condition during the Monsanto trial in San Francisco.



Plaintiff DeWayne “Lee” Johnson alleges that exposure to certain Monsanto glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup®, caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Courtesy photo

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:36 AM

1. Yay! More power to the corporations

when they don't like the verdict, they get a do over - just like us little people do.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:59 PM

2. Will they ever pay a price for their crimes?

They always win. Even when they are found guilty.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:11 PM

3. And NOW we have

DOUBLE JEOPARDY to the victim!! Isn't this great!! STUPID FUCKING JUDGE!!!!!

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