Judge Reduces Jury Award against Bayer’s Roundup to $78.5 Million
A California judge reduced by more than $200 million a jury verdict linking Bayer’s Roundup weed killer to cancer but upheld the jury’s findings that the company acted with malice.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos said the $250 million in punitive damages awarded by the jury must be slimmed down to match the $39.25 million in compensatory damages that the jury found appropriate. If the plaintiff agrees to the reduction by Dec. 7, no new trial is needed.
Bayer-Monsanto Corruption in Action: Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos is considering doing Bayer-Monsanto’s bidding and overturning the jury’s verdict in the Roundup-cancer trial awarding $289 million to DeWayne Lee Johnson. Some jurors are coming forward urging the judge to let their verdict and award to Johnson stand. The judge’s decision could come sometime today. And we hope that Judge Bolanos makes the right decision. Stay tuned…