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Bayer Roundup Deal Is Close as Claims Surge, Mediator Says

Bayer AG may be only weeks away from settling more than 75,000 cancer claims over its Roundup weed-killer, after a surge in claims to almost double the number disclosed by the company in September, according to the court-appointed mediator in …

Bayer Roundup Mediator Is ‘Optimistic’ With Talks Heating Up

Bayer AG’s settlement talks over tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer are heating up as the company’s lawyers meet with individual attorneys representing consumers across the U.S., according to people familiar with the negotiations. The …

Two Bayer Roundup Trials Postponed to Give Time for Talks

Bayer AG agreed to postpone two upcoming U.S. trials involving its Roundup weedkiller to allow time for mediation talks on a possible settlement with plaintiffs. The German agriculture giant agreed to delay two trials that were set to begin in …

Bayer Expects Significant Surge In Number of U.S. Glyphosate Cases

FRANKFURT, Germany — Bayer expects the number of claims in the United States related to Roundup herbicide to have surged in the third quarter, as the German drugs and pesticides maker tries to reach a settlement after earlier court rulings …

Bayer Mediator Dismisses Report of $8 Billion Roundup Settlement

NEW YORK/FRANKFURT — Bayer AG has not offered to pay billions of dollars to settle claims in the United States related to the Roundup herbicide, mediator Ken Feinberg said, dismissing a report to that effect which drove its shares as …

Bayer Is Said to Seek $8 Billion Roundup Cancer-Claim Deal

Bayer AG is proposing to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging its Roundup herbicide causes cancer, according to people familiar with the negotiations. An agreement, which could take months to work out, …

Bayer CEO Opens Door to Roundup Settlement as Lawsuits Swell

Bayer AG Chief Executive Officer Werner Baumann said he’d consider a “financially reasonable” settlement of litigation over the weedkiller Roundup as the caseload swells and the company’s shares slump anew. The number of lawsuits from people in the U.S. who …

Judge Cuts $2 Billion Verdict Against Bayer in Roundup Case to $86 Million

A California judge on Thursday reduced a $2 billion jury verdict, slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer to $86.7 million. Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith of the California Superior …

Bayer’s Other Legal Mess: An Old Liability Many Have Forgotten

The widening legal nightmare over Roundup weedkillers isn’t the only potential multi-billion-dollar liability Bayer AG inherited last year when it acquired Monsanto Co. While thousands of damage claims over Roundup have grabbed headlines and hogged the attention of investors, the …

Bayer Called ‘Reprehensible’ on Roundup as Judge Cuts Award 69%

Even as Bayer AG got a jury verdict slashed to $25.3 million from $80.3 million in a California case alleging exposure to its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, the judge who made the cut found the company’s behavior “reprehensible.” U.S. …