First Monsanto Roundup® case will go to trial next week

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June 18, 2018 Categories: Product Liability, Settlements and Lawsuits

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First Monsanto Roundup® case will go to trial next week

Lee Johnson, 46-year-old groundskeeper for the school district in Benicia, California, was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 after years of working with Roundup ® weed-killer.

Johnson will be the first among thousands of people across the U.S. to go to trial against Monsanto, blaming Roundup ® herbicide for their disease.

Now, a jury will decide in a case set to start this week in San Francisco state court.

A pretrial ruling allows Johnson’s lawyers to try to use internal Monsanto correspondence to show that the company has long been aware of the risk its herbicides are carcinogenic.

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