Jolt for Monsanto in Roundup case
Monsanto suffered a major blow last month after a jury ruled that the company was liable for a terminally-ill man's cancer, awarding him
$289 million in damages. Dewayne Johnson, a 46-year-old former groundskeeper, won a huge victory in the landmark case, with the jury determining that Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller had caused his cancer and that the corporation failed to warn him of the health hazards from exposure. The jury further found that Monsanto had "acted with malice or oppression". Mr Johnson's lawyers argued that Monsanto had targeted academics who spoke up about possible health risks of the herbicide product.