As a reminder, in August, a San Francisco Jury awarded $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who said Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller gave him terminal cancer.
The award consists of $40 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages.
His doctors didn’t think he’d live to live to see the verdict.
Two years later, the 46-year-old father of two was diagnosed with lymphoma – which has covered as much as 80% of his body in lesions.
As Bloomberg reports, a California state judge rejected Bayer’s arguments that the jury didn’t have any basis to conclude that the herbicide caused an ex-school groundskeeper’s cancer.
“I hope [Monsanto] gets the message that people in America and across the world are not ignorant.
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