August 10, 2018 / 10:16 PM / 2 months ago

Jury orders Monsanto to pay $290 mln in California Roundup cancer trial

Aug 10 (Reuters) - A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer, and ordered the company to pay $289 million in compensatory damages.

The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer to go to trial. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States.

Reporting by Tina Bellon

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