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Cancer Verdict Upheld

Roundup, Ranger Pro Weed Killer $289 Million Verdict

Judge upholds verdict that found Monsanto’s weed killer caused worker’s cancer

The Judge upheld the jury’s finding that Roundup and Ranger Pro weed killer caused a groundskeeper’s lymphoma cancer. Monsanto appealed the $289 million verdict and the judge reduced the award to $78 million, but allowed the verdict to stand. A California jury awarded $289 million to school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who alleged Roundup’s glyphosate based weed killer caused him cancer. Dewayne, 46, applied Roundup and Ranger Pro weed killers up to 30 times a year around the school grounds. He was later diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system that he claims was caused by Roundup and Ranger Pro, both Monsanto glyphosate herbicides. Johnson’s doctors predict he is unlikely to live past 2020. Read the USA News coverage here: Roundup Cancer $289 Million Verdict

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