Posts Tagged 'Dewayne Johnson'

Bayer Moves to Settle Roundup Cases for $10 Billion

bayer settles roundup cases for $10 billionIt looks like Bayer got its bargain. In a move that has shocked most in the press by its size and scope, the company that acquired Monsanto for $63 billion will set aside a bit more than $10 billion to settle current and future claims that Monsanto’s flagship weed killer Roundup causes cancer.

When word of settlement negotiations first leaked, conversations seemed to hover around a number ...

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Appeal Heard in Landmark Roundup Verdict

landmark Roundup decision under appealThe verdict that served as the flashpoint for a flood of lawsuits that have erased over 30% of Bayer’s market value is under appeal in a California courtroom. At stake is not only the $78 million remainder of the original $289 million verdict awarded to school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, but also the future of ongoing settlement negotiations with the tens of thousands of plaintiffs currently awaiting their ...

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Bayer Seeking Reversal of Hardeman Roundup Cancer Verdict

bayer seeks reversal of hardeman roundup cancer verdictNot content with a $55 million reduction in the amount it was ordered to pay California resident Edwin Hardeman for causing him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Bayer has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse the remaining $25 million in the verdict. According to Reuters, the corporation maintains that the Hardeman verdict “defied regulatory findings and sound science” and ...

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Bayer Girding for Sharp Rise in Glyphosate Filings

settlement news could lead to sharp increase in roundup glyphosate cancer filingsIt’s been about fifteen months since a California jury found Bayer and its flagship weed killer Roundup responsible for school groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson’s development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The trial was the first to take on Monsanto’s claims that “science” proved that Roundup was safe and show that most of that science was either paid for by the secretive agricorporation or was simply coming ...

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Juror to Roundup Judge: Let Our Decision Stand

juror asks roundup judge not to reduce award amountA juror in the Roundup cancer trial brought by Edwin Hardeman has taken the unusual step of writing a letter to the judge who presided over the matter asking him to let the verdict stand without reducing it. Stating that the $80 million award was “no accident” and came about through “meticulous planning” by the jury, the letter is attributed only to “juror #5.”

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Latest Roundup Lawsuit Looks to Change Tactics

Missouri lawsuit seeks refunds for all roundup purchasesThe people of Missouri, at least according to a class-action lawsuit filed in the state capital, have a message for Bayer when it comes to Roundup: we’d like a refund.

That is the aim of a class-action lawsuit filed against Roundup manufacturer Bayer in a Kansas City courtroom. The lawsuit alleges that Bayer was fraudulent in its marketing and advertising of the world’s most popular herbicide ...

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