Bayer AG News

Bayer May Have Home Advantage in St. Louis Roundup Cancer Trial

Bayer AG, facing an upcoming trial in St. Louis over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, has recruited Missouri-based expert witnesses to make its case in a place where it has century-old roots but where juries often hit …

Bayer Vows Appeal After Judge Cuts Roundup Jury Award to $25M from $80M

A federal judge on Monday slashed a damages award Bayer AG owed a California man who blamed Roundup weed killer for his cancer, to $25.27 million from $80.27 million, while rejecting the company’s bid for a new trial. U.S. District …

Bayer Shareholders React Positively About Plan to Resolve Glyphosate Lawsuits

Bayer shares jumped on Thursday after it revealed plans aimed at resolving multi-billion dollar lawsuits linked to glyphosate, a move welcomed by activist shareholder Elliott, which has taken a sizable stake in the chemicals company. Shares in the German group, …

Los Angeles County Files Suit Against Bayer’s Monsanto over PCBs

Los Angeles County sued Monsanto Co. on Thursday, seeking to force the unit of Germany’s Bayer AG to help pay for reducing PCB contamination in dozens of bodies of water. The most populous U.S. county, which has about 10.1 million …

Roundup Weed Killer, Not Hepatitis, Caused Plaintiff’s Cancer, Argues Lawyer

A lawyer representing a man who claims Bayer AG’s Roundup weed killer caused his cancer urged jurors to imagine the scales of justice ever so slightly tilted in his favor, as if weighted by a feather, and said that would …

Bayer Wants California Judge to Limit Evidence in Another Roundup Cancer Trial

Bayer AG unit Monsanto has asked a California judge in the litigation over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup allegedly causing cancer to limit evidence by splitting an upcoming trial into two phases, a request previously successful with another judge. Monsanto …

Bayer’s Monsanto Faces 8,000 U.S. Lawsuits on Glyphosate-Based Weedkillers

The number of U.S. lawsuits brought against Bayer’s newly acquired Monsanto has jumped to about 8,000, as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers. Bayer had previously disclosed 5,200 such lawsuits …

Monsanto Has Another Legally Risky Chemical Product

Some Bayer AG investors were surprised to learn about the thousands of farmers lining up before U.S. courts to argue that Roundup — the blockbuster weedkiller the German company recently acquired when it bought Monsanto Co. — had given them …

Monsanto Loses Bid to Stop Arkansas Ban on Herbicide Dicamba

An Arkansas judge has dismissed a Monsanto Co. lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto, which …