Bayer gets new trial on punitive damages in US$289 million weed-killer case
FILE PHOTO: Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop near Brussels, Belgium, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo
SAN FRANCISCO: Bayer AG's Monsanto unit will get a new trial on the US$250 million in punitive damages awarded by a jury to a groundskeeper who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.According to Wednesday court filings in San Francisco's Superior Court of California, Judge Suzanne Bolanos granted the company's motion for a new trial on punitive damages.
A jury on Aug. 10 found Monsanto failed to warn school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weed killers. It awarded US$39 million in compensatory and US$250 million in punitive damages.(Reporting by Jim Christie in San Francisco, writing by Tina Bellon in New York; editing by Bill Berkrot)
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