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Litigation Update: Progress of Roundup Settlement in Question

Litigation Update: Progress of Roundup Settlement in Question

On August 27, plaintiffs’ counsel in the multi-district litigation involving Monsanto and its widely used weed killer Roundup, advised the court that parent company Bayer AG appeared to be going back on the settlement agreement announced in June. At that time, the...

Litigation Update: Court Rules in Monsanto Appeal

Litigation Update: Court Rules in Monsanto Appeal

On Monday, July 20, a California appellate court upheld a jury’s finding in 2018 that Monsanto’s popular weed killer, Roundup, was responsible for causing plaintiff DeWayne Johnson’s cancer.  Appearing before a three-judge Court of Appeals panel, Monsanto, a...

Litigation Update: Bayer Reaches Settlement in Roundup Cases

Litigation Update: Bayer Reaches Settlement in Roundup Cases

On Wednesday, Bayer announced that it had reached an agreement to settle most of the 125,000 claims involving its Roundup herbicide which has been linked to cancer.  The settlement is estimated to be at least $10.1 billion and will resolve most of the current Roundup...

Litigation Update: Bayer Appeals Continue

Litigation Update: Bayer Appeals Continue

On June 2, a California court heard oral argument in the appeal filed by Monsanto involving the August, 2018 multi-million dollar verdict in a case brought against them and its parent company, Bayer AG. The case was filed by Dewayne Johnson, a groundskeeper suffering...

Litigation Update: Roundup Trials Postponed

Litigation Update: Roundup Trials Postponed

Settlement talks between the parties are ongoing as a judge in California excused 16 jurors on Friday, January 31. In an effort to avoid derailing ongoing discussions, the parties agreed to the last minute continuance in the hopes an agreement could be reached to...

Litigation Update: Roundup Settlement Talks

Litigation Update: Roundup Settlement Talks

Settlement talks in the Roundup litigation have not yet yielded a resolution, prompting the judges in lawsuits pending in California and Missouri to forge ahead. In St. Louis last week, before opening statements were set to begin, jurors were told that the case...

Litigation Update: Roundup Settlement?

Litigation Update: Roundup Settlement?

Last week Bloomberg broke the news that Bayer had made a settlement proposal to resolve more than 18,000 Roundup lawsuits. Citing those close to the ongoing negotiations, Bloomberg reported the proposal was between $6 and $8 billion. Later that week, mediator Ken...