Reuters reports that a Philadelphia jury has ordered Bayer to pay $250 million in compensatory damages and $2 billion in punitive damages to a man who claims he developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma from using the weedkiller Roundup.  Monsanto, which manufactured Roundup, was acquired by Bayer in 2018.

The trial judge should reduce the award, which is plainly excessive under BMW v. Gore and State Farm v. Campbellbut that doesn’t always happen, even with billion-dollar awards.