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U.S. judge to slash $80 million Roundup jury verdict: court hearing

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A U.S. judge this week said he would reduce an $80 million damage award against Bayer AG to $50 million or less in the case of a man who blamed his cancer on glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup.

A federal jury in March awarded $5 million in compensatory and $75 million in punitive damages to Hardeman, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014.

According to Reuters, U.S. Supreme Court rulings limit the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages to 9 to 1.

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