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French Court Finds Bayer’s Monsanto Liable for Farmer’s Sickness

PARIS/LYON — A French court has ruled that Monsanto was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its weedkillers, in another legal setback for the Bayer-owned business over health claims. In the latest stage of a …

Bayer Keeps Roundup Faith After Losing Second Trial

Bayer AG vowed to keep defending its weedkiller Roundup after losing a second trial over claims it causes cancer, indicating that the embattled company isn’t yet ready to consider spending billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits. A …

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 …

Bayer Loses First Round in Legal Battle over Claim that Roundup Caused Cancer

Bayer AG lost the first phase of a trial over claims its Roundup weed killer causes cancer and now moves to a second phase to determine liability and damages in the case of a man who sprayed the herbicide on …

Baltimore Sues Monsanto Over PCB Pollution

Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto and two other companies, accusing them of polluting city waterways and stormwater. The legal effort focuses on PCBs, the industrial chemicals that have long accumulated in animals, plants and people …

Monsanto Verdict Upheld, Award Cut to $78M

A Northern California judge on Monday upheld a jury’s verdict that found Monsanto’s weed killer caused a groundskeeper’s cancer, but she slashed the amount of money to be paid from $289 million to $78 million. In denying Monsanto’s request for …

Monsanto Reviews Mine Safety After Idaho Accident

Monsanto Co. mining officials are investigating the engineering and safety of the water treatment system at its new phosphate mine after a holding pond sprung a leak and dumped water and sediment into a nearby wetland. Monsanto reported the March …

West Virginia Judge OKs Settlements in Agent Orange Suit

A West Virginia judge has approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by residents who say that chemical manufacturer Monsanto burned dioxin wastes, polluting the area with unsafe levels of the chemical. Putnam County Circuit Judge Derek Swope gave …

West Virginia Jury to Weigh Chemical Plant Testing

A West Virginia jury will have to decide whether the owners of a former chemical plant should pay to test thousands of current and former Nitro residents for disease. The Charleston Gazette reported that a 2004 class-action suit alleges that …