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Bayer Gets Roundup Reprieve as Damages Cut in California

  • Jury’s punitive damages are ruled excessive under precedent
  • Judge says evidence shows company focused on attacking critics
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Bayer AG won a reprieve as a federal judge cut a verdict linking its Roundup weedkiller to cancer by $55 million, while the German company continues to fight thousands of lawsuits in the U.S.

The stock rose as much as 2.4% in Frankfurt trading after U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled Monday that the March verdict intended to punish the company was too high.