Jury awards $265 Million in dicamba peach case

Jury awards $265 Million in dicamba peach case

A federal jury in Cape Girardeau, Missouri has awarded a southeast Missouri peach grower 15 million dollars in compensatory damages and 250 Million in punitive damages in its dicamba drift case against Bayer and BASF.

Bayer CropScience says it will appeal.  BASF is looking at its post trial options.

Attorneys for Bill Bader of Bader Farms, who were seeking $20.9 Million in damages, accused the companies of forming a partnership to speed up their dicamba-based products to market and “colluded” to release the Xtend seed fore approval for their dicamba-based herbicides Xtendimax (then Monsanto) and Engenia (BASF).

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