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U.S. judge appoints Ken Feinberg mediator for Bayer Roundup settlement talks

Feinberg has been instructed to meet with lawyers for Bayer and plaintiffs within the next 14 days, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said during a court hearing on Wednesday. Chhabria, who oversees some 900 federal Roundup lawsuits, on April 11 ordered the parties to start confidential mediation.
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U.S. judge appoints Ken Feinberg mediator in mandated Bayer Roundup settlement talks

Feinberg has been instructed to meet with lawyers for Bayer and plaintiffs within the next 14 days, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said during a court hearing on Wednesday. Chhabria, who oversees some 900 federal Roundup lawsuits, on April 11 ordered the parties to start confidential mediation.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Bayer, Feinberg, Ken Feinberg, Chhabria, Vince Chhabria, Bayer Roundup


FTI Consulting: managing reputations and risk

FTI Consulting, the Washington PR firm at the center of complaints over its working methods, is a global business boasting a specialty in helping companies deal with risks to their reputations or bottom lines. Its clients include Monsanto, which has suffered a series of high-stakes courtroom defeats in California, where three trials have ended with juries siding with plaintiffs blaming the company's controversial weedkiller Roundup for their cancer. German agro-chemicals and drugs giant Bayer ...
Tags: Science, California, Washington, Monsanto, Bayer, FTI


Bayer bets on 'silver bullet' defense in Roundup litigation; experts see hurdles

Bayer AG plans to argue that a $2 billion jury award and thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer should be tossed because a U.S. regulatory agency said the herbicide is not a public health risk. Some legal experts believe Bayer will have a tough time convincing appellate courts to throw out verdicts and lawsuits on those grounds. Bayer has a better shot if a business-friendly U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case, experts said.
Tags: Science, Bayer, U S Supreme Court, Bayer AG


Roundup cancer trial ends with $2 billion verdict against Monsanto

It hasn't been a good year for the makers of Roundup weed killer. Back in March, a man was awarded an $80 million verdict after a jury decided that Monsanto's herbicide contributed to his positive diagnosis for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. That was just the latest in a string of rulings in favor of individuals who believe glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer, gave them cancer, but it doesn't hold a candle to the massive verdict that was just handed down in California.T...
Tags: Science, California, Monsanto, Oakland, Alva, Bayer, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Hodgkin, Alberta Pilliod


Bayer nears seven-year low after $2 billion award in Roundup trial

Bayer shares fell by as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after a California couple were awarded more than $2 billion in the largest U.S. jury penalty over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The stock closed at its lowest level in almost seven years, even though the punitive damages award is likely to be reduced due to U.S. Supreme Court rulings that limit the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages to 9:1. The jury set the total punitive damages at $2 billion and added $55 millio...
Tags: Science, California, Bayer, U S Supreme Court


Bayer stock at lowest in nearly seven years after $2 billion award in Roundup trial

Shares in Bayer were down 5.9 percent in early trade on Tuesday after a jury awarded more than $2 billion to a California couple in the largest U.S. jury verdict against the company over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The jury awarded a total of $2 billion in punitive damages and $55 million in compensatory damages, concluding that Roundup - based on herbicide glyphosate - had been defectively designed, and that the company failed to warn of the herbicide's alleged cancer ri...
Tags: Science, California, Bayer


Monsanto ordered to pay £1.5 billion to couple who got cancer from Roundup weedkiller

A couple who blame the weedkiller Roundup Ready for causing their cancer have been awarded £1.5bn.A jury in California on Monday ordered Monsanto to pay damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, both in their 70s, in the third and largest courtroom loss for the agriculture company since August.It found Monsanto was liable for the couple contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a cancer that affects the immune system.The jury also found Roundup had been defectively designed, that the company failed to war...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Associated Press, Alva, US supreme court, Bayer, Bayer AG, Hodgkin, DeWayne Johnson, Alberta Pilliod, Pilliod


Monsanto Loses Another Roundup Cancer Trial, With Jury Awarding Over $2 Billion

Monsanto Co. lost a legal battle over its massively popular Roundup herbicide on Monday to the tune of $2.055 billion, with a jury in San Francisco ordering the court to pay out the stunning sum to a couple that said it caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Roundup, Cancer, Agriculture, Lawsuits, Courts, Monsanto, Carcinogens, Bayer


California jury says Bayer must pay $2 billion to couple in Roundup cancer trial

The jury in San Francisco Superior Court in Oakland said the company was liable for plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod's contracting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a spokeswoman for the couple said. It awarded $18 million in compensatory and $1 billion in punitive damages to Alva Pilliod and $37 million in compensatory and $1 billion in punitive damages to his wife, Alberta Pilliod. Bayer denies the allegations, saying decades of studies by the company and independent scientists have shown glyphosat...
Tags: Science, California, Oakland, Alva, Bayer, Hodgkin, San Francisco Superior Court, Alberta Pilliod, Alva Pilliod, Alberta Pilliod Bayer


Bayer says Monsanto likely kept files on influential people across Europe

Bayer said on Monday its Monsanto unit, which is being investigated by French prosecutors for compiling files of influential people such as journalists in France, likely did the same across Europe, suggesting a potentially wider problem. French prosecutors said on Friday they had opened an inquiry after newspaper Le Monde filed a complaint alleging that Monsanto - acquired by Bayer for $63 billion last year - had kept a file of 200 names, including journalists and lawmakers in hopes of influenc...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, Monsanto, Le Monde, Bayer


The U.S. EPA Just Gave Bayer a Gift in Its Battle Against Weed Killer Cancer Claims

The U.S. EPA Just Gave Bayer a Gift in Its Battle Against Weed Killer Cancer Claims
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U.S. environment agency says glyphosate weed killer is not a carcinogen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday that glyphosate, a chemical in many popular weed killers, is not a carcinogen, contradicting decisions by U.S. juries that found it caused cancer in people. The EPA's announcement reaffirms its earlier findings about the safety of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Bayer's Roundup. The company faces thousands of lawsuits from Roundup users who allege it caused their cancer.
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EPA says popular weed killer glyphosate is not a carcinogen

The EPA announcement reaffirms earlier findings from the agency about the safety of glyphosate, the key ingredient in Bayer's Roundup. The company faces thousands of lawsuits from Roundup users who allege it caused their cancer. "EPA continues to find that there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen," the agency said in a statement.
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New hope for cancer patients: Studies identity whether you will respond to chemotherapy or not

Using radiomics, two new studies identified whether patients would respond to chemotherapy or not.This breakthrough occurred by investigating tissue around the tumor, instead of only looking at the tumor itself. This could lead to the cessation of much suffering for patients that will not respond to chemo. None We can thank warfare for one of the most important medical discoveries of the 20th century. An article published in The NY Times in 1946 sums up a fascinating study on the usage of "nitr...
Tags: Science, Cancer, America, Chemistry, Medical Research, Italy, Innovation, Health Care, Bayer, Derek, Ny Times, Mukherjee, Hodgkin, New Haven, Ehrlich, Paul Ehrlich


Bayer Faces New Weedkiller Hurdle as Brazilians Plan U.S. Visit

Brazil’s most influential soybean growers group, along with authorities from the South American exporting giant, plan to travel to the U.S. to assess whether the country should allow the use of some of Bayer’s weedkillers and resistant seeds. The Brazilian delegation wants to get first-hand insight into America’s experience with the use of dicamba, according to Antonio Galvan, the head of Aprosoja, which is organizing the trip. “We want to gather more reports and information about the use of d...
Tags: Science, America, Brazil, Bayer, Galvan, Aprosoja, Antonio Galvan


Bayer asks California appeals court to throw out $78 million Roundup verdict

In a filing in California's Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, the company said that there was "no evidence" that glyphosate, a chemical found in the company's Roundup and Ranger Pro products, could cause cancer. "Bayer stands behind these products and will continue to vigorously defend them," the company said in a news release. The widely-used weed killers are made by Monsanto, which Bayer acquired last year for $63 billion.
Tags: Science, California, Monsanto, Bayer, Court of Appeal First Appellate District


U.S. criticizes Vietnam ban of glyphosate herbicide imports

CHICAGO/HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday criticized Vietnam's move to ban imports of glyphosate herbicide, saying the decision would have "devastating impacts on global agricultural production." Vietnam's government said in a statement that the toxic level of herbicides containing glyphosate had long been of concern, in the latest display of global worries over the product's impact on human health. Glyphosate, the chemical contained in Bayer unit Monsant...
Tags: Science, Chicago, United States, Monsanto, Vietnam, Bayer


French court finds Bayer's Monsanto liable for farmer's sickness

PARIS/LYON (Reuters) - A French appeals court ruled on Thursday that Bayer's Monsanto business was liable for the health problems of a farmer who had inhaled a weedkiller product. The ruling in favor of farmer Paul Francois was announced in a statement by a plaintiffs group. A Bayer spokeswoman in France also confirmed the ruling.
Tags: Science, France, Paris, Monsanto, Bayer, LYON Reuters, Paul Francois


Bayer contains cyber attack it says bore Chinese hallmarks

Bayer found the infectious software on its computer networks early last year, covertly monitored and analyzed it until the end of last month and then cleared the threat from its systems, the company said on Thursday. "There is no evidence of data theft," Bayer said in a statement, though a spokesman added that the overall damage was still being assessed and that German state prosecutors had launched an investigation. "This type of attack points toward the 'Wicked Panda' group in China, accordi...
Tags: Science, China, Bayer, Allianz BASF


Bayer points finger at Chinese-based group after blocking cyber attack

Bayer found the infectious software early last year, covertly monitored and analyzed it until the end of last month and then cleared the threat from its systems, the company said on Thursday. "There is no evidence of data theft," the statement said, although a spokesman added that the overall damage was still being assessed and that German state prosecutors had launched an investigation. "This type of attack points toward the 'Wicked Panda' group in China, according to security experts," the s...
Tags: Science, China, Bayer, Allianz BASF


Bayer says has detected, contained cyber attack

Bayer found infectious software from a hacker group known as Winnti in early 2018, covertly monitored and analyzed it until the end of last month, and then cleared the threat from its systems, the company said on Thursday. "There is no evidence of data theft," the statement said, though a spokesman added that the overall damage was still being assessed. Bayer is the world's largest agricultural supplies company thanks to its takeover of Monsanto.
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Bayer board says pursuit of Monsanto was done diligently

Bayer's non-executive board reaffirmed its support for top management's decision to acquire seed maker Monsanto last year, after losing high-profile lawsuits to U.S. plaintiffs who claimed Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer. In documents posted on the company's website on Monday, the non-executive supervisory board said an expert opinion it commissioned from lawfirm Linklaters found that Bayer's management had complied with their duties when acquiring Monsanto for $63 billion las...
Tags: Science, Monsanto, Bayer, Supervisory Board, Board of Management, Linklaters


Who is paying for Monsanto's crimes? We are

A US court ordered Monsanto to pay $80m in damages because it hid cancer risks. That’s a small consolation for victims ‘And while Bayer may dole out a few billion dollars in damages, who is really being made to pay?’ Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images The chickens are coming home to roost, as they say in farm country. For the second time in less than eight months a US jury has found that decades of scientific evidence demonstrates a clear cancer connection to Monsanto’s line of top-sel...
Tags: Science, Washington, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, Hugh Grant, Carey Gillam, Susquehanna Financial Group, Vince Chhabria, Josh Edelson, Monsanto Chhabria, Tom Claps, US Right to Know


Monsanto ordered to pay $80 mn in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto has been ordered to pay some $80 million to an American retiree who blames his cancer on the agribusiness giant's weedkiller Roundup, in a case that could influence the outcome of thousands more like it. A San Francisco jury Wednesday found the firm, which is owned by Bayer, had been "negligent by not using reasonable care" to warn of the risks of its product, ordering it to pay Edwin Hardeman $75 million in punitive damages, a little over $5 million in compensation and $200,000 for me...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman


Monsanto Loses Roundup Cancer Trial to the Tune of $80 Million

A federal jury in California has awarded $80 million to a man who said Monsanto herbicide Roundup was a “substantial factor” in him developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, CNN reported on Wednesday. It’s a major blow to the chemical manufacturer and its parent company, German chemical giant Bayer AG, which are facing…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Roundup, California, Cancer, Cnn, Agriculture, Lawsuits, Courts, Monsanto, Carcinogens, Herbicides, Bayer, Bayer AG, Hodgkin


Monsanto found liable for California man's cancer and ordered to pay $80m in damages

Agrochemical corporation found responsible for Roundup weedkiller’s health risks in ‘bellwether’ federal trial The second phase of the trial focused on claims that Monsanto quietly worked to control research and sway regulators about Roundup’s safety. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images A federal jury ruled that Monsanto was liable for a California man’s cancer and ordered the Roundup manufacturer to pay $80m in damages. The ruling on Wednesday, which holds the company responsible for t...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, World Health Organization, Monsanto, Epa, NHL, Johnson, Bayer, Santa Rosa, IARC, Hodgkin, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, HARDEMAN, Josh Edelson


U.S. jury says Bayer must pay $81 million to man in Roundup cancer trial

A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $81 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused his cancer, in the latest legal setback for the company facing thousands of similar lawsuits. The jury in San Francisco federal court said the company was liable for plaintiff Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It awarded $5.9 million in compensatory and $75 million in punitive damages to Hardeman after finding that Roundup was defectively designed, that Mon...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, Bayer AG, Hodgkin, HARDEMAN, Edwin Hardeman


Monsanto found liable for California man's cancer and ordered to pay $80m in damages

Agrochemical corporation found responsible for Roundup weedkiller’s health risks in ‘bellwether’ federal trialThe second phase of the trial focused on claims that Monsanto quietly worked to control research and sway regulators about Roundup’s safety. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty ImagesA federal jury ruled that Monsanto was liable for a California man’s cancer and ordered the Roundup manufacturer to pay $80m in damages.The ruling on Wednesday, which holds the company responsible for the can...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, World Health Organization, Monsanto, Epa, NHL, Johnson, Bayer, Santa Rosa, IARC, Hodgkin, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, HARDEMAN, Josh Edelson


U.S. jury says Bayer must pay $80 million to man in Roundup cancer trial

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $80 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused his cancer, in the latest legal setback for the company facing thousands of similar lawsuits. The jury in San Francisco federal court said the company was liable for plaintiff Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages to Hardeman after finding that R...
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