Click and then scroll down, 3/4 of the way: Watch the jury’s verdict being read out.
- interesting to see the process in the court vis-a-vis the jurors, judge and lawyers – – the reading of the Verdict.
- I scrolled through the “Comments”, also interesting.
- be patient at the beginning of the video, there is shuffling about (mostly silence) before things get rolling.
Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient
“This case is way bigger than me. I hope it gets the attention that it needs.”
– Dewayne Johnson, former school groundskeeper awarded $289 million from Monsanto
“I never would’ve sprayed that product on school grounds or around people if I knew it would cause them harm.”
After an eight-week trial, the jury deliberated for three days and found that:
“The jury’s verdict found not only that Monsanto’s Roundup and related glyphosate-based brands presented a substantial danger to people using them, but that there was “clear and convincing evidence” that Monsanto’s officials acted with “malice or oppression” in failing to adequately warn of the risks.” – from The Guardian article “One Man’s Suffering Exposed Monsanto’s Secrets to the World” by Carey Gillam.
Watch the jury’s verdict being read out. “This verdict is without question truly historic. What Mr. Johnson has done, taking on this massive corporation, the courage, the tenacity and the willingness to speak out against what he believed was a real problem is truly spectacular” – Brent Wisner, one of the lawyers for Dewayne Johnson, speaking on Democracy Now! August 13.
Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator
Phone: 902 852 5555
The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) brings together 16 organizations to research, monitor and raise awareness about issues relating to genetic engineering in food and farming. CBAN members include farmer associations, environmental and social justice organizations, and regional coalitions of grassroots groups. CBAN is a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform.
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
PO Box 25182, Clayton Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 4H4
Phone : 902 852 5555
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