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Judge Directs Bayer to Enter Mediation with Plaintiffs in Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

A U.S. judge ordered Bayer AG to pursue mediation with plaintiffs claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, asking the company to try to settle lawsuits that have wreaked havoc on its share price. More than 11,200 people have sued …

French Court Rules Bayer’s Monsanto Weedkiller Liable for Farmer’s Health Problems

A French appeals court ruled on Thursday that Bayer’s Monsanto business was liable for the health problems of a farmer who had inhaled a weedkiller product. The ruling in favor of farmer Paul Francois was announced in a statement by …

Bayer Must Pay $80 Million in Monsanto Roundup Cancer Trial, Says Jury

A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $80 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused his cancer, in the latest legal setback for the company facing thousands of similar lawsuits. The jury …

Analysis: Jury Upends Bayer’s Roundup Defense Strategy

Bayer AG had hoped a new trial strategy focusing jurors on scientific evidence could stem a burgeoning tide of U.S. lawsuits over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup, but a second jury finding on Tuesday that the product caused cancer has …

Why Science Can’t Prove Roundup Weed Killer Causes Cancer: Viewpoint

Scientists can’t, for the most part, prove that a given product caused a particular person to get cancer – not the way you can prove, say, that a car with faulty brakes caused a fatal crash. And so when a …

Another Jury Finds Roundup Weed Killer Causes Cancer in First Phase of Trial

A U.S. jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer, a blow to the company eight months after another jury issued a $289 million verdict over similar claims in a different case. Tuesday’s unanimous jury decision …

French Court Considers Decade-Old Case Against Monsanto for Safety Failures

A decade-old lawsuit in which a French farmer with neurological problems accuses Monsanto of not providing adequate safety warnings for a weedkiller returns to court on Wednesday, adding to health claims faced by the Bayer-owned firm. Paul Francois, who says …

Judge Denies Monsanto Bid to Block Certain Evidence from Roundup Trials

A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on Monday tentatively allowed pieces of controversial evidence that the company had hoped to exclude from upcoming trials. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria during a hearing …

Judge Grants Monsanto Request Limiting Evidence in Roundup Cancer Claims Trials

A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer causes cancer has issued a ruling that could severely restrict evidence that the plaintiffs consider crucial to their cases. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco in an …

Judge Picks First Case for Trial in Federal Monsanto Weedkiller Litigation

A U.S. judge overseeing the federal litigation against Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit over glyphosate-based weed-killers allegedly causing cancer on Tuesday selected the first case to be tried in federal court in February 2019. U.S. District Judge Vince Chaabria in San …