Poison update

The news is out: In a sharp turn of events, a San Francisco judge denied Monsanto’s request to nix a $250 million award to a man who said he got terminal cancer from Roundup weedkiller. But she’s also slashing that man’s punitive award down to about $39 million.
Former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first cancer patient to take Monsanto to trial, claiming Roundup gave him non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jurors sided with Johnson and awarded him $250 million in punitive damages (to punish Monsanto) and about $39 million in compensatory damages (for Johnson’s lost income, pain and suffering).
Even though Johnson is supposed to get millions of dollars, he “hasn’t seen a dime” of that yet because of Monsanto’s appeal, said attorney Timothy Litzenburg of Roundup Cancer Firm LLC.

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