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Monsanto appeals $78M verdict in California weed killer suit

Nov 21, 2018 - Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Agribusiness giant Monsanto on Tuesday appealed a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said the company's widely used Roundup weed killer was a major factor in his cancer.

The company filed a notice of appeal in San Francisco Superior Court challenging a jury verdict in favor of DeWayne Johnson. In August, the jury unanimously found that Roundup caused Johnson's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and awarded him $289 million.

Last month, Judge Suzanne B...