Monsanto News

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 …

California Court Upholds Monsanto Cancer Verdict, Slashes Damages to $21.5M

A California appeals court has upheld a groundbreaking verdict that Monsanto’s widely used weed killer caused cancer in a school groundskeeper but the panel also slashed the damage award from $78.5 million to $21.5 million. The 1st District Court of …

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 …

Baltimore Sues Chemical Company Monsanto over PCB Pollution

Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people …

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 …

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 …

California Judge Sets Date for Next Next Monsanto Cancer Trial

A California judge has granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit, alleging the company’s glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease. The order by Superior Court Judge …

Arkansas Plant Board Reviewing EPA Decision on Dicamba Herbicide

The Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB), a division of the Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD), announced it has begun the process of reviewing the announced EPA label changes for the herbicide dicamba and will be considering the appropriate framework for the …

California Jury Backs Man Claiming Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

A San Francisco jury has ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company’s popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. Dewayne Johnson’s lawsuit was the first of thousands …