San Francisco — Bayer  won a ruling slashing a jury verdict to $25.3m  from $80.3m  in the second case to go to trial over claims that exposure to its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

US District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco previously said the $75m  portion of the verdict intended to punish the company was too high based on legal precedent that punitive damages should not be more than nine times bigger than compensatory damages...

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