California Judge Will Order New Trial in $289M Roundup Award

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos wrote that plaintiff DeWayne Johnson failed to produce “clear and convincing evidence of malice or oppression” by Monsanto.

  • Published 10 October 2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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 a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed-killer caused his cancer. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos issued the ruling ahead of scheduled oral arguments Wednesday. A jury in August awarded Johnson $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages.… Read at AP News