Bayer settles thousands of U.S. Roundup cases

Friday 2 Oct 2020

Bayer AG has settled thousands of U.S. Roundup weed killer lawsuits as part of an US$11 billion settlement, reaching deals with the only lawyers who took cases to trial over allegations the herbicide caused cancer. In letters filed with U.S. District Court in San Francisco, three lawyers said they had reached binding settlements of their cases.

The settlements covered 15,000 lawsuits, according to an attorney familiar with the talks. Bayer has estimated it faces 125,000 filed and unfiled claims over Roundup. Bayer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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