A judge has slashed the amount Monsanto has to pay in a lawsuit over a common weed-killer chemical's cancer risk

Business Insider - 10-24

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A jury in San Francisco this summerordered Monsantoto pay $289 million in damages to a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after years of using Roundup, the company's popular herbicide. But on Wednesday, a California judge dealt a major blow to that decision, reducing the penalty to $49 million or about a fifth of the original amount.