Monsanto, BASF Get $265M Dicamba Verdict Slashed To $75M

Law360 (November 25, 2020, 9:46 PM EST) -- A Missouri federal judge on Wednesday cut a punitive damages award that a Missouri farm won against Monsanto and BASF in a bellwether trial over claims the weedkiller dicamba ruined the farm's peach trees from $250 million to $60 million, ruling that the case involved only economic damages as opposed to physical harm.

U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. also upheld Bader Farms Inc.'s $15 million compensatory damages award, finding that the correct standard under Missouri law was applied to the farm's damage.

A federal jury had sided with Bader Farms in February, finding that the farm was entitled to...

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