Rape Victims Seek to End Scottish Verdict Anomaly 

In Scotland, criminal trials can end with three possible verdicts: Guilty, not guilty and not proven. Rape victims and women’s groups launched a campaign this month to scrap the unusual, and long-contested, not-proven verdict, which acquits a defendant on the grounds that the prosecution could not prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

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Jurors Defend $289 Million Roundup Cancer Verdict

Two jurors who voted to hold Monsanto liable for a man’s fatal cancer from using the weed killer Roundup called a California judge’s intention to gut the $289 million verdict “unreasonable” Thursday, and rejected criticism they had been emotionally manipulated into making the finding without evidence.

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Monsanto Comes Out Swinging on $289M Roundup Cancer Verdict

In a pair of documents filed late Tuesday, Bayer subsidiary Monsanto asked a California judge to overturn a $289 million jury award to a San Francisco Bay Area man because there is not enough evidence to support the man’s claims its Roundup weed killer caused his terminal lymphoma and his lawyers manipulated the jury.

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