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Author: David Goguen

David Goguen is a legal editor at Nolo, focusing on claimants' rights in personal injury cases. He is a member of the California State Bar with over a decade of experience in litigation and legal publishing. David is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Jury Links Roundup Weed Killer to Cancer, Orders Monsanto to Pay $289M

Jury Links Roundup Weed Killer to Cancer, Orders Monsanto to Pay $289M

Monsanto, the manufacturer of popular weed killers like Roundup, has been ordered to pay $289 million in damages in a toxic tort lawsuit linking the company’s products to cancer. A California jury found in favor of the plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, a 46 year-old who served as groundskeeper and pest control manager at a number of California schools. Johnson’s attorneys argued that he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup and other Monsanto products on the job. Glyphosate, an herbicide, is the…

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