Factbox: Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

Factbox: Bayer's Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigationThe company filed a post-trial motion on Tuesday for California Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos in San Francisco to set aside the Aug. 10 jury verdict, reduce the award or grant a new trial, saying there was insufficient evidence for the jury to conclude glyphosate caused the man’s disease. Bayer denies allegations that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed-killer, causes cancer and said it would appeal the verdict if necessary. The jury awarded $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages to school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system, in 2014.


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Factbox: Over 300,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence

Factbox: Over 300,000 customers without power in Carolinas after FlorenceFlorence, now an elongated low pressure area which continues to produce heavy rain over portions of the Mid-Atlantic states, is expected to transition into an extratropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said late on Monday. Duke Energy Corp , the biggest utility in the area with over 4 million customers, has restored more than 1.2 million of its roughly 1.5 million customers affected by the storm. The company on Monday said it expects to restore power to most North Carolina and South Carolina customers impacted by Florence by Sept. 26.


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Factbox: More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

Factbox: More than 870,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland(Reuters) – U.S. power companies said more than 870,000 homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were without power on Saturday after Florence hit the Southeast coast. Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, toppling trees, cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses while causing at least five deaths. In North Carolina alone, there were 777,937 power outages as of 1:20 p.m. ET, according to North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety.


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