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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 …

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 …

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 Loses California Appeal of Roundup Verdict, But Damages Are Reduced

Bayer AG failed to persuade a California appeals court to overturn a verdict favoring a school groundskeeper who claimed its Roundup weed killer caused his cancer but reduced the amount of damages by 74% to $20.5 million. The decision by …

Bayer Puts Part of Roundup Settlement on Hold

FRANKFURT — Bayer has agreed to delay part of a proposed settlement of allegations that its widely used weedkiller Roundup caused cancer after a U.S. judge questioned its plan to deal with future claims. The German company said on Wednesday …

Bayer’s Roundup-Cancer Settlement Plan Hits Snag

Bayer AG’s plan for handling future Roundup cancer claims hit a snag when the judge asked to oversee the yet-to-be filed lawsuits over the popular weedkiller expressed skepticism about the proposal’s legal validity. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria wrote in …

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 …