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Monsanto Told to Pay Teachers $185M Over Chemical Exposure

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict …

Judge Nixes Bayer’s $2B Plan for ‘Closure’ of Roundup Litigation

U.S. judge rejected Bayer’s $2 billion class action proposal aimed at resolving future lawsuits alleging its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, saying in a Wednesday order that parts of the plan were “clearly unreasonable.” U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria in …

Judge Suggests Warning Label as Part of $2B Plan to Limit Roundup Claims

U.S. judge suggested on Wednesday that Bayer AG include a warning label on Roundup as part of a proposed $2 billion settlement to resolve future claims that the top-selling weedkiller causes cancer. Bayer asked U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in …

Bayer Reaches $2B Deal Over Future Roundup Cancer Claims

Bayer AG struck a $2 billion deal to resolve a class action of future claims relating to allegations that its widely used weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the company and lawyers for U.S. consumers said on Wednesday. Bayer has been struggling …

Bayer Makes ‘Substantial Progress’ in Roundup Cancer Lawsuits, Mediator Says

A court-appointed mediator on Monday said Bayer AG has made “substantial progress” toward resolving tens of thousands of remaining claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The mediator Kenneth Feinberg spoke at a Zoom hearing in San Francisco federal court, …

Bayer’s Costs to Fight Future Roundup Lawsuits Climb

Bayer AG’s legal bills to contain the fallout over the weedkiller Roundup keep rising with costs to handle future lawsuits expected to surge to $2 billion. The German drugs and chemicals maker is far enough along in talks with U.S. …

Monsanto Loses Final Appeal Over French Farmer’s Weedkiller Accident

Bayer’s Monsanto division on Wednesday 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 been trying …

France Clamps Down on Use of Weedkiller Glyphosate in Farming

PARIS — France’s health and environment agency announced restrictions on weedkiller glyphosate in farming, but stopped short of a full ban in the European Union’s top agricultural producer due to a lack of non-chemical alternatives in some areas. The new …

Bayer Settles Thousands More Roundup Suits

Bayer AG settled thousands more U.S. lawsuits over its Roundup weed killer after criticism that the company was failing to uphold an $11 billion deal it announced in June to resolve the massive litigation. The agreements, revealed in a court …

Seattle Calls $650 Million PCB Settlement a ‘Gift’ for Bayer

Seattle scoffed at the $650 million Bayer AG agreed to pay to settle class-action claims by about 2,500 cities, counties and ports over pollution from polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, saying it plans to opt out of the deal. According to …