Bayer News

Judge Cuts Bayer $2.25 Billion Roundup Verdict to $400 Million

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday slashed a $2.25 billion U.S. verdict against Bayer to $400 million for a Pennsylvania man who said he developed cancer from exposure to the company’s Roundup weedkiller. A jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common …

Missouri House Backs Legal Shield for Weedkiller Maker Facing Cancer Lawsuits

The manufacturer of a popular weedkiller won support Wednesday from the Missouri House for a proposal that could shield it from costly lawsuits alleging it failed to warn customers its product could cause cancer. The House vote marked an important …

Bayer Pushes Legislation in Multiple States for Legal Shield Against Lawsuits

Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Nearly identical …

Bayer Fights String of Roundup Trial Losses Including $2.25B Verdict in Philadelphia

When a Philadelphia jury awarded $2.25 billion in damages this year in a case that linked Roundup to a cable technician’s blood cancer, the verdict became the largest yet in the long-running litigation over the popular Monsanto weed killer. Corporate …

Company Asks Judge to Stop Demolition of Contaminated School

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) –The manufacturer of chemicals that are forcing Vermont’s largest city to tear down its high school wants to block the demolition, saying that would result in the destruction of evidence. Burlington’s school board sued Monsanto in federal …

$698M Deal to End Monsanto PCB Pollution Lawsuit in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bayer, the German pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, will pay Oregon $698 million to end a lawsuit over PCB pollution associated with products made by Monsanto, the agriculture giant it now owns, the state’s attorney general announced …

EPA Reviews Bayer Herbicide Blamed For Widespread US Crop Damage

CHICAGO–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is assessing whether the weed killer dicamba can be sprayed safely on soybean and cotton plants genetically engineered to resist the chemical, without the procedure posing “unreasonable risks” to other crops, an agency official said …

Couple’s $86 Million Award in Monsanto Pesticide Case Stands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s highest court rejected on Wednesday a challenge by Monsanto Co.’s to $86.2 million in damages to a couple who developed cancer after spraying the company’s Roundup weed-killer in their yards for three decades. The state …

Bayer Nears Glyphosate Settlement After Lengthy Talks – Sources

Germany’s Bayer is set to reach a settlement this week with U.S. plaintiffs that claim its glyphosate-based weedkillers cause cancer, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. After more than a year of talks, however, some details and the …

U.S. Peach Grower Awarded $265 M From Bayer, BASF in Weedkiller Lawsuit

A Missouri jury’s $265 million award to peach grower Bill Bader in his lawsuit against herbicide providers Bayer and BASF has raised the stakes for the two companies as at least 140 similar cases head to U.S. courts later this …