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U.S. jury orders Monsanto to pay $290M to cancer patient over weed killer

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:56 AM

(UPDATED) California groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, says he repeatedly used Roundup during work, a weed killer with a probable carcinogenic ingredient

Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict to his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court Of California in San Francisco, California, on August 10, 2018. A California jury on Friday, August 10, 2018 ordered agrochemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer. Jurors found Monsanto acted with "malice" and that its weed killers Roundup and the professional grade version RangerPro contributed "substantially" to Dewayne Johnson's terminal illness. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / JOSH EDELSON