French Court Considers Decade-Old Case Against Monsanto for Safety Failures

Article 1 Comments A decade-old lawsuit in which a French farmer with neurological problems accuses Monsanto of not providing adequate safety warnings for a weedkiller returns to court on Wednesday, adding to health claims faced by the Bayer-owned firm. Paul Francois, who says he fell ill after inhaling vapor from […]

Judge Denies Monsanto Bid to Block Certain Evidence from Roundup Trials

Article 0 Comments A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer causes cancer on Monday tentatively allowed pieces of controversial evidence that the company had hoped to exclude from upcoming trials. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria during a hearing in San Francisco federal court called his […]

Judge Picks First Case for Trial in Federal Monsanto Weedkiller Litigation

Article 0 Comments A U.S. judge overseeing the federal litigation against Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit over glyphosate-based weed-killers allegedly causing cancer on Tuesday selected the first case to be tried in federal court in February 2019. U.S. District Judge Vince Chaabria in San Francisco in an order said the case […]

Bayer Monsanto Open to Weedkiller Settlement But Denies Cancer Claims

Article 0 Comments Bayer AG’s chief executive said this week the company might consider settling lawsuits over Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing weed-killers depending on how high court costs rise, but stressed it remained focused on defending the combined company against claims they cause cancer. Bayer acquired Monsanto this year for $63 billion. […]

Plaintiff in Monsanto Weedkiller Cancer Case Accepts Court’s Reduced $78M Award

Article 0 Comments The school groundskeeper who won a jury trial against Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit over allegations that the company’s glyphosate-containing weed-killers caused his cancer, accepted a court-mandated reduced punitive damages award on Wednesday. The decision by Dewayne Johnson, who sued Monsanto in 2016, brings the total award to […]

Judge Upholds Bayer/Monsanto Roundup Cancer Liability But Slashes Award

Article 0 Comments Bayer AG failed to persuade a California state judge to set aside a jury’s verdict in the first trial over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, but the judge said damages should be slashed to $78.6 million from $289 million. San Francisco Superior Court Judge […]

Bayer’s Monsanto Wants Judge to Nix $289M Roundup Verdict

Article 0 Comments Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer. The company said in motions filed in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California that […]