Bayer AG News

Judge Appoints Ken Feinberg Mediator for Bayer Roundup Settlement Talks

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 …

Chemicals in Consumer Goods Are Seen Escaping Safety Checks

European consumers could be at risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals in products like clothes and cosmetics because safety rules aren’t being properly enforced, according to a German environmental lobby. Potentially harmful chemicals including dibutyl phthalate found in toys and …

Bayer Bets on ‘Silver Bullet’ Defense in Roundup Litigation

Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health …

Bayer Shows Why Lawyers Earn More than Scientists: Viewpoint

Bayer AG hoped it could rely on science to establish the safety of its Roundup weedkiller. But it has clearly been no match for a good lawyer after a jury awarded more than $2 billion in damages to a couple …

Calif. Jury Hits Bayer with $2 Billion Award in Roundup Cancer Trial

A California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused their cancer, in the largest U.S. jury verdict to date against the company in litigation over the chemical. …

Bayer Jury Told $1 Billion Roundup Award Would Spur Change

The jury in Bayer AG’s third Roundup weedkiller trial was urged by a plaintiffs’ lawyer to consider socking the company with $1 billion in damages as punishment for covering up the health risks of the herbicide for decades. The aggressive …

EPA Says Glyphosate not a Carcinogen

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

Wave of New Tech Firms Targeting Farms as Weather Wars Mount

When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn’t to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it’s to his iPad. Nine mini-weather stations from the …

Judge Orders Bayer to Pursue Talks in Roundup Cancer Litigation

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 …

Bayer Loses Second Trial Over Claims Roundup Causes Cancer

Bayer AG lost a second trial over claims its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, increasing pressure on the company to spend billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits. A jury in San Francisco federal court awarded compensatory damages …