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Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit


September 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.

DeWayne Johnson failed to prove that Roundup or similar herbicides caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and presented no evidence that Monsanto executives were malicious in marketing Roundup, attorneys for Monsanto said in court documents filed late Tuesday.

Attorneys for Johnson had no immediate comment. Johnson's lawsuit is among hundreds alleging Roundup caused canc...

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