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Feinberg Named Mediator for Bayer Roundup Liability Settlement

A U.S. judge on Wednesday appointed prominent attorney Kenneth Feinberg as mediator for court-mandated settlement talks in the federal litigation over allegations that Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer. Feinberg has been instructed to meet with lawyers for …

$2 Billion Verdict Far From End of Roundup Litigation Challenges for Bayer

Bayer shares continued to fall on Tuesday after a California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion in damages to a couple who alleged that the company’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused their cancers. The third successive loss by …

Weed Killer Chemical Glyphosate Is Not a Cancer Agent, Says EPA, Contradicting Juries

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that glyphosate, a chemical in many popular weed killers, is not a carcinogen, contradicting recent decisions by U.S. juries that found that it caused cancer in people. The EPA announcement reaffirms earlier …

Bayer Seeks Dismissal of $78M Roundup Glyphosate Verdict or New Trial

Bayer AG on Wednesday asked a California appellate court to throw out a $78 million judgment it was ordered to pay to a school groundskeeper who claimed the company’s weed killers gave him cancer. In a filing in California’s Court …

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 …

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 …

Brazil Health Agency Says Weedkiller Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

Analysts at Brazilian health agency Anvisa have determined that the weedkiller glyphosate does not cause cancer while recommending exposure limits as international pressure to reduce use of the chemical grows. Companies such as Bayer AG and its unit Monsanto, which …