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Judge Cuts $2 Billion Verdict Against Bayer in Tentative Ruling on Weed-Killer Case

  • Judge tentatively cuts damages, rejects bid for new trial
  • Juries are ‘eating out of’ plaintiffs’ lawyers’ hands: expert
Bayer Keeps Roundup Faith After Losing Second Trial on Cancer
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Bayer AG is poised for a reduction of more than 90% in the $2 billion verdict it was hit with in the most recent trial over its Roundup weedkiller.

After a jury concluded the company’s herbicide caused cancer in a husband and wife, a California state judge said in a tentative ruling late Thursday that she won’t throw out the verdict entirely.