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Jury awards $289 million in damages to man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. Dewayne Johnson's lawsuit was the first of hundreds of cases filed in state and federal courts alleging that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which Monsanto denies.