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Judge weighs jury $289 million Roundup weed killer cancer verdict

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Judge weighs jury $289 million Roundup weed killer cancer verdict

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge is still deciding on whether to uphold a jury’s $289 million judgment against agribusiness giant Monsanto. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos ended a two-hour hearing without making a formal ruling. Earlier in the day, she issued a tentative ruling saying she intended to toss out the jury’s $250 million punitive damage award and schedule a new trial on that issue. The judge also suggested she may reduce the rest of the award by $31 million if she upholds the jury’s decision that Monsanto’s weed-killer caused DeWayne Johnson’s cancer. The judge ordered lawyers to submit written legal arguments by Friday and will formally rule later. A jury in August