Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

Business 05/13/19, 18:14

A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.The jury's verdict is third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a San Francisco law professor said ...

Update: Monsanto to appeal $80M award over Roundup

U.S. 03/27/19, 18:36

The Latest on a California man's lawsuit claiming Roundup weed killer caused his cancer (all times local):4:35 p.m.The company that owns agribusiness giant Monsanto says it'll appeal a jury award of $80 million for a California man who claims that Roundup weed killer caused his cancer.Edwin Hardeman, left, walks with ...

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man’s cancer

Business 03/19/19, 17:48

Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in San Francisco came in ...

Las Vegas Sands said in ‘good hands’ as CEO battles cancer

Business 03/01/19, 19:54

Casino magnate and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is battling cancer, but industry analysts and his Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Friday said the gambling empire he founded and helms has the personnel to guide it through the health crisis. Their comments came a day after the company revealed Adelson is ...

Germany’s Bayer vows defense against Roundup cancer cases

Europe 02/27/19, 04:43

Germany's Bayer AG, which bought Monsanto Co. last year, is underlining its determination to fight cases involving the U.S. company's Roundup weed-killer in the face of more than 11,000 lawsuits so far.In August, a San Francisco jury awarded a man $289 million after determining Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A ...

High-stakes trial over Roundup cancer claim to begin

U.S. 02/25/19, 00:20

A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man's cancer in a trial starting Monday that plaintiffs' attorneys say could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.Edwin Hardeman, 70, is the second plaintiff to go to trial of thousands ...

Monsanto appeals $78M verdict in California weed killer suit

U.S. 11/20/18, 20:20

Agribusiness giant Monsanto on Tuesday appealed a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said the company's widely used Roundup weed killer was a major factor in his cancer.The company filed a notice of appeal in San Francisco Superior Court challenging a jury verdict in favor ...

Houston’s Hal returns to practice after fight with cancer

Football 10/17/18, 11:22

Safety Andre Hal, who is in remission after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, resumed practicing with the Houston Texans on Wednesday, giving the team 21 days to take him off the non-football illness list and add him to the active roster.Hal was diagnosed with the disease in May and immediately ...

Paul Allen says his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has returned

Football 10/01/18, 20:19

Billionaire Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says cancer he was treated for in 2009 has returned.Allen said on Twitter Monday that he recently learned of the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and plans to fight it aggressively.FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2015, file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen holds his ...

Texans safety Andre Hal’s Hodgkin lymphoma is in remission

Sports 09/26/18, 13:55

Houston Texans safety Andre Hal's Hodgkin lymphoma is in remission.Hal was diagnosed with the disease in May and immediately began treatment. He received the news of his remission on Sept. 18. He chose not to undergo chemotherapy, instead opting for a less aggressive form of treatment with hopes of returning ...

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Health 09/19/18, 22:20

Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.DeWayne Johnson failed to prove that Roundup or similar herbicides caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and presented no ...

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