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Bayer Strikes $2 Billion Deal to Resolve Future Roundup Cancer Claims

Bayer AG struck a $2 billion deal to resolve a class action of future claims relating to allegations that its widely used weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the company and lawyers for U.S. consumers said on Wednesday. Bayer has been struggling …

Investors Suing Bayer Blame Drop in Stock on Buying Monsanto, Roundup

Two law firms are suing Bayer for damages on behalf of shareholders, claiming the German group’s management should have warned of the risk of lawsuits over the Roundup weedkiller when Bayer acquired Roundup maker Monsanto. Weekly Wirtschaftswoche reported on Friday …

France Vows to Help Farmers Who Stop Using Glyphosate Weedkiller

France will give financial aid to farmers who agree to halt use of glyphosate, the farm ministry said on Monday after President Macron said he had failed with efforts to ban use of the weedkiller by 2021. Glyphosate, first developed …

Bayer Fails to Settle U.S. Roundup Lawsuits, Risking Restart of Federal Trials

Bayer AG failed to settle outstanding U.S. Roundup lawsuits by Monday, the deadline set by a judge who has said he’ll resume federal trials over claims the weedkiller caused consumers’ cancer. Ahead of its release of an earnings statement Tuesday, …

Bayer’s Monsanto Loses Final Appeal in French Farmer’s 2004 Weedkiller Accident

Bayer’s Monsanto division on Wednesday [Oct. 21] lost a final appeal in a long-running French legal battle in which the crop chemical maker has been held liable for the accidental inhalation of a weedkiller by a crop farmer. Monsanto had …

Black Farmers Sue to Force Roundup Weedkiller Ban or Product Warnings

A group of Black U.S. farmers filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, seeking to force Bayer AG to either stop selling its widely used weedkiller Roundup or roll out new product warnings. The National Black Farmers Association’s filing is the …

Claiming Plaintiff Farmer Not Ruined, Bayer Says Herbicide Verdict Should Be Tossed

Bayer AG contended in court papers that a jury verdict in favor of a Missouri peach farmer was based on a false premise because a private investigator it hired found the farmer was still in business. A jury in U.S. …

It Took Coronavirus Pandemic to Settle Bayer’s Roundup Suits: Viewpoint

In late June, Bayer AG agreed to pay $9.5 billion to settle about 100,000 lawsuits that accused Roundup, the popular herbicide it acquired when it bought Monsanto in 2018, of causing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The settlement came about even though Bayer …

Judge ‘Inclined to Deny’ Part of Bayer Roundup Settlement on Future Claims

Bayer shares fell more 6% on Tuesday after a U.S. judge questioned part of the German company’s proposed settlement to deal with future claims relating to allegations that its widely used weedkiller Roundup caused cancer. Last month Bayer agreed to …

Bayer Gambles on Science to Let It Keep Selling Roundup, Mitigate Future Claims

FRANKFURT/NEW YORK— Seeking to forestall further claims, Bayer AG is taking a risky bet that an independent scientific review will ultimately show that its widely used weed killer Roundup does not cause cancer, legal experts said. The company on Wednesday …