“Bayer AG unit #Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company’s #glyphosate-based weed-killers, including #Roundup, gave him #cancer.
The company said in motions filed in #SanFrancisco’s Superior Court of California that the jury’s decision was insufficiently supported by the evidence presented at trial by school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson.
Johnson’s case, filed in 2016, was fast-tracked for trial due to the severity of his non-Hodgkin’s #lymphoma, a #cancer of the lymph system, that he alleged was caused by years of exposure to Roundup and #RangerPro, another Monsanto #herbicide that contains glyphosate.
Monsanto asked #SuperiorCourt Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who oversaw the trial, to set aside the verdict or, in the alternative, reduce the award or grant a new trial. A hearing on the motions is set for Oct. 10.
The company, which denies the allegations, has previously said it would appeal the verdict if necessary.” ⬇️ continues below in comments ⬇️
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