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Bayer Argues Against Weed-Killer Verdict, After Its Investigator Finds Farmer Still in Business

CHICAGO — Bayer AG contended in court papers that a jury verdict in favor of a Missouri peach farmer was based on a false premise because a private investigator it hired found the farmer was still in business. A jury …

Bayer to Pay Up to $10.9B to Settle Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

Bayer AG, after more than a year of talks, agreed to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle close to 100,000 U.S. lawsuits claiming that its widely-used weedkiller Roundup caused cancer, resolving litigation that has pummeled the company’s share …

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 …

Federal Court Blocks California Cancer Label on Bayer’s Roundup Weed Killer

A federal court on Monday blocked California from requiring that Bayer AG label its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup with a cancer warning, handing the company a victory in its ongoing litigation over the product. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge …

Bayer Reaches Deals on Big Share of 125,000 Roundup Weedkiller Suits

Bayer AG has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 U.S. cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weedkiller, according to people familiar with the negotiations. The deals, which have yet to be signed and …

Bayer Pays $39.5 Million to Settle Roundup False-Ad Lawsuits

Bayer AG agreed to pay $39.5 million to settle allegations that its Monsanto unit ran misleading ads about the controversial Roundup weedkiller and its potential health risks to humans and animals. As part of the deal, language will be removed …

Bayer Investor Sues Top Officials for ‘Disastrous’ Monsanto Deal

A Bayer AG investor sued the board and other top company officials, claiming the “disastrous” 2018 acquisition of Monsanto Co. eroded the company’s share value by saddling it with potentially billions of dollars in liability from Roundup lawsuits. Bayer AG’s …

Bayer’s Roundup Woes May Force It to Sell Assets or Borrow

Bayer AG acknowledged for the first time that lawsuits related to the controversial weed killer Roundup could force it to sell assets, issue new equity or borrow money at unfavorable terms. In its annual report published Thursday, Bayer said that …

Bayer’s Chairman to Leave as Company Fights Roundup Suits

Bayer AG Chairman Werner Wenning will step down as the German drug and chemicals company wrestles with the growing fallout from U.S. lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller. Wenning will be succeeded in April by Norbert Winkeljohann, 62, who has served …

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 …