Early this week, a California court appointed the judge who will oversee the trial of DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company.
DeWayne “Lee” Johnson was a school groundskeeper, a job that required him to use Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller on school properties.
The 46-year-old father of two is now terminally ill, with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). And he’s suing Monsanto.
Johnson is just one of thousands of NHL sufferers suing Monsanto for not only causing their cancer, but for knowingly exposing them to risk by concealing Monsanto's own internal evidence linking Roundup to NHL and other health problems.
Johnson is the first to go to trial, because California expedites trials for the terminally ill.
Wayne Johnson could have chosen to live out the rest of his life in peace. Instead, he chose to use the time he has left to face down one of the most powerful companies in the world.
Johnson is committed to holding Monsanto accountable.
We owe it to him to be just as unwavering in our determination to hold Monsanto accountable.