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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