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Bayer Cools Prospect Of Imminent Glyphosate Settlement

German drugs and pesticides company Bayer was at pains on Thursday to quell expectations it was nearing an out-of-court settlement laying to rest claims its glyphosate-based cause cancer. Bayer said after publishing its earnings outlook for 2020 it was in …

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 …

Virginia Attorney Charged in Extortion Plot Over Roundup

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia attorney involved in litigation against Monsanto Co. over health risks associated with Roundup weed killer has been charged by federal prosecutors for allegedly trying to extort $200 million from an unnamed company. Timothy Litzenburg, of …

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 Dangles $5.6 Billion Olive Branch to Roundup Critics

Bayer AG will pump about 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) of its research and development budget into alternatives to its weedkiller glyphosate over the next decade as it battles more than 13,000 lawsuits claiming the herbicide causes cancer. Trying to …

EPA Says Glyphosate not a Carcinogen

CHICAGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that glyphosate, a chemical in many popular weed killers, is not a carcinogen, contradicting decisions by U.S. juries that found it caused cancer in people. The EPA’s announcement reaffirms its …

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 …