Monsanto Faces More than 8,000 Lawsuits After Big Roundup Verdict

Thousands of people in Georgia use the weed killer Roundup in their yards. However, a big cancer lawsuit verdict last year made many people twice about the product. The Roundup verdict left the product’s manufacturer Monsanto facing more than 8,000 actions. A report in Insurance Journal noted the number of U.S. lawsuits brought against Monsanto, a company acquired last year by Germany’s Bayer, has jumped to about 8,000. Bayer previously disclosed 5,200 such lawsuits were filed against Monsanto, which it acquired in a $63 billion deal completed in June 2018. The company disclosed the figures after it was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to former school groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” California for not warning him about the potential cancer risks of using the spray. Johnson claimed he became terminally sick with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup for over two years for a school district outside San Francisco. The case was…

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