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Bayer gets tentative ruling for new trial in weed-killer case

October 10, 2018 10:10 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit received a tentative ruling for a new trial on the $250 million in punitive damages awarded by a jury to a groundskeeper who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer.

According to a Wednesday court filing in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California, Judge Suzanne Bolanos was considering whether to grant the company’s motion for a new trial on the punitive damages.

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