Car Ruling Bolsters Dicamba Punitive Damages, Farm Says

Law360 (May 27, 2020, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A recent Eighth Circuit ruling in a case about a used Ferrari should support $250 million in punitive damages that a Missouri farm won against Monsanto and BASF over claims the weedkiller dicamba ruined the farm's peach trees, the farm told a Missouri federal court Wednesday.

A jury made the February award to Bader Farms over "dicamba drift" from neighboring farms that grew dicamba-resistant crops. Bader's own peach trees were not resistant and suffered damage, the farm said.

Ever since the verdict, the two parties have been locked in battle over the punitive damages. A key argument of the corporations is...

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