February 24, 2020

Bayer plans to challenge $250 million punitive damages award over Dicamba weedkiller

Earlier this month a jury in federal court in Missouri awarded $15 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages to a peach farm that alleged its orchards were damaged by Bayer's weedkiller Dicamba. 

Dicamba was made by Monsanto, which Bayer acquired in 2018.  This litigation is unrelated to litigation involving the weedkiller Roundup, also made by Monsanto. 

Bayer plans to challenge this verdict on appeal, per Reuters.