The Wall Street Journal | By The Editorial Board
Here’s a shakedown for the history books. On Wednesday Bayer agreed to pay up to $10.9 billion to settle with plaintiffs attorneys who claim its weedkiller Roundup caused cancer.
The Wall Street Journal | By Laura Kusisto and Jacob Bunge
Bayer AG says the new coronavirus is slowing down settlement talks with tens of thousands of plaintiffs who claim its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, the latest evidence that the pandemic is causing delays and disruptions throughout the legal system.
Reuters | By Ludwig Burger and Patricia Weiss
Talks between Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) and plaintiff lawyers to settle claims that the German company’s glyphosate-based weedkillers cause cancer have been slowed by the coronavirus pandemic, Bayer’s Chief Executive told daily Handelsblatt.
Reuters | By Tina Bellon Bayer AG has asked a California appeals court to overturn an $86 million verdict that found it was responsible for a couple’s cancer caused by its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup. In a Friday night filing with the California First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco, the company said the […]
Legal Newsline | By Rich Peters Bayer announced last week that at least 16 entities – including trade groups, several states and the federal government – are supporting the company’s appeal of a $25 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Edwin Hardeman, who alleged Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer. Amicus briefs were filed in the […]
Wall Street Journal | By the Editorial Board Tort lawyers often use the threat of jackpot verdicts to extort settlements from business targets. But when does a shakedown become criminal extortion? Last week the federal government charged Timothy Litzenburg for allegedly crossing that legal line. Mr. Litzenburg, 37, made a name for himself at the […]
CBS News | By Kate Gibson Shares of Monsanto parent Bayer surged on Monday after the U.S. government put itself in the German company’s corner, arguing that a ruling that found the pesticide Roundup caused cancer should be overturned. In a friend of the court brief filed Friday with a San Francisco-based appeals court, the […]
Reuters | By Maria Ponnezhath and Ben Klayman The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department said a federal appeals court should reverse a lower court verdict finding Bayer AG liable in the case of a California man who blamed its Roundup weed killer for his cancer. The government said in a friend of […]
Law360 | Mike LaSusa The U.S. federal government filed an amicus brief Friday at the Ninth Circuit backing arguments made by Bayer AG, which is seeking to overturn a $25 million verdict in favor of a man who claims the weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer. The government’s 33-page filing supported Bayer’s contention that the Federal […]
Wall Street Journal | By Jacob Bunge and Timothy Puko The Trump administration is backing Bayer AG in the German chemical maker’s high-stakes court fight over the world’s most widely used weedkiller. The Environmental Protection Agency, working with the Justice Department, filed court papers Friday supporting Bayer’s argument that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the […]
Bayer continues to make progress on its five-point plan to manage and mitigate the risks of Roundup™ litigation in the U.S. We settled most of the claims in this litigation and have appropriately provisioned for the remaining claims. Having won most trials, the company will continue to try cases based on decades of science and worldwide regulatory assessments that continue to support Roundup’s safety and non-carcinogenicity.
Read more about the five-point plan here.