This week has hosted the initial hearing to request a retrial of the Bayer case that was heard in August and ended with Bayer's Monsanto unit, ordered to pay some $289 million to Dewayne Johnson in punitive and compensatory damages. The evidence at trial was "more than sufficient to support an inference" that Johnson's cancer was caused by his exposure to Monsanto's herbicides, the attorneys said.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos, who oversaw the trial, heard arguments in court on Wednesday afternoon.
Former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson won the landmark case against Monsanto, claiming the company's popular weedkiller Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The jury in August determined that Roundup contributed to Johnson's cancer, and Monsanto should have provided a label warning of a potential health hazard. Judge Suzanne Bolanos wrote in the tentative ruling that Mr. Johnson had not proven the requisite bad intent required to support punitive damages and that she was inclined to eliminate them entirely or, in the alternative, to grant a new trial regarding punitive damages.
"Given the state of medical and scientific knowledge, there is no clear and convincing evidence that Monsanto acted with malice or oppression", Bolanos adds. That's basically when a judge in a civil case overrules the jury's decision.
Attorneys for the company say Johnson failed to prove that Roundup or similar herbicides caused his lymphoma, and presented no evidence that Monsanto executives were malicious in marketing Roundup. That included $1 million a year for future noneconomic damages for a healthy adult's life span of 33 years - a calculation that Monsanto argued the jury should have based on Johnson's actual life expectancy of less than two years.
Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop gets new Base, Limited models
If you prefer having that extra SSD space, $1,800 gets you 256GB of SSD and 2TB of hard drive space as well - as per PCGamer . Even if you opt for the pricier of the two, it's still cheaper than the previous version, with the benefit of bulk storage.
His attorney said Johnson took Wednesday's news fairly well.
Specifically, Judge Bolanos said Wisner's comments about the Monsanto board having champagne on ice as they awaited the level of damages, was not an acceptable part of his closing argument.
"The jury's verdict was wholly at odds with over 40 years of real-world use, an extensive body of scientific data and analysis, including in-depth reviews by regulatory authorities in the USA and European Union, and approvals in 160 countries, which support the conclusion that glyphosate-based herbicides are safe when used as directed and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic", Bayer said in a statement.
Johnson's lawsuit is among hundreds alleging Roundup caused cancer, but it was the first one to go to trial.
They became a couple the following year, after Cohen's split from his wife of 13 years, and in 2016 they welcomed daughter Mila. But he said the Walsh and Jones kiss was "very different because one person is married, the other one had a girlfriend".
She said this would help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults and manage recovery. New mental health support teams will work with schools to ensure young people get the help they need.
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Neither man conceded the point, and according to the Washington Post , their relationship continued to sour. Days later, Rosenstein and Mueller invited McCabe to discuss the acting director leaving the investigation.
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The 37-year-old Swiss served out the match in just under two hours to keep hopes of a third Shanghai title alive. I always say when you win a Slam in any season, it's actually a very good season already.
A true liberal position is to support gay marriage but also to support the right of people to hold views against gay marriage. The McArthurs said that they could not provide the cake Lee wanted, citing their Christian beliefs barring gay marriage.
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Knicks waive Noah after just two seasons
Noah signed a four-year, $72 million deal in 2016 and he leaves with $38 million of that remaining. The former Chicago Bulls centre averaged 4.6 points and 7.9 rebounds with NY .
Croatia, England fight out draw in empty stadium
We dictated the flow for a long period and the second-half performance was excellent, pushing right to the end. We're disappointed not to have won but I have to focus on the way we played. "And tonight we played well".
#MeToo Allegation on Director, Hero Cancels Shoot
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Diego Maradona criticises Lionel Messi's leadership
Argentina beat Iraq 4-0 on Thursday with a new-look side, taking their unbeaten run since Russian Federation to three games. But he has struggled to reproduce the same scintillating form when wearing the blue and white shirt of Argentina .
29 cases of Zika virus in Jaipur, confirms government
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday sought a comprehensive report from the Health Ministry on the outbreak of Zika virus. There is no vaccine to the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn children.
Amazon Kills AI System That Was Biased Against Women
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