“San Francisco (AFP) – Monsanto was ordered on Wednesday to pay some $80 million to an American retiree who blames his cancer on the agribusiness giant’s weedkiller Roundup, in a case that could influence the outcome of thousands more like it.
A San Francisco jury found the firm, which is owned by Bayer, had been “negligent by not using reasonable care” to warn of the risks of its product, ordering it to pay Edwin Hardeman $75 million in punitive damages, a little over $5 million in compensation and $200,000 for medical expenses.
The jury also found that Roundup’s design was defective and that the product lacked sufficient warnings of potential risk.”
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