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Bayer’s Monsanto Purchase Sews Seeds of Discontent Amongst Shareholders

Bayer’s Monsanto Purchase Sews Seeds of Discontent Amongst Shareholders March 23, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Whippany, NJ Bayer, one of the largest and most high-profile public companies in the world, started negotiations last year with plaintiffs’ lawyers to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits involving Roundup. Now it’s been slammed with a shareholder derivative lawsuit.
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The Obstacle Course to Bayer Monsanto’s Roundup Settlements

The Obstacle Course to Bayer Monsanto’s Roundup Settlements February 19, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Almost 43,000 plaintiffs claiming that Bayer’s Monsanto Roundup weed killer caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have been told by their attorneys that several obstacles must be overcome before reaching the finish line -- the settlement. Bayer says the Roundup settlement may total $10 billion, which makes it one of the most complex and costliest litigations—but still not close to Apple v. Samsung ($40 billion) and the BP Oil Spill ($42 billion).    
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Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet?

Does Monsanto (Bayer) Have a Silver Bullet? January 1, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto was the first federal trial and the March 2019  verdict is considered a milestone in the continuing Roundup cancer debate. Hardeman claimed his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by glyphosate in Roundup weed killer and the company knew its product was carcinogenic but deliberately misled the public.
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Monsanto Banned from Hawaii – And How Dangerous is Methyl Parathion?

Monsanto Banned from Hawaii – And How Dangerous is Methyl Parathion? December 6, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Maui, HI— A sign on a Maui road reads “Monsanto Evil Seed of Corporate Greed.” As for Monsanto’s advertisements such as “It Begins with a Farmer,” illustrated with healthy tillers of the soil and carrying messages such as “A Mother’s Love Begins with a Farmer,” it seems like many people in Hawaii aren’t buying into it.
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Bayer “Not Playing Nice in the Sandbox” of Monsanto Litigation

Bayer “Not Playing Nice in the Sandbox” of Monsanto Litigation November 12, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CAThere’s a dispute during the recent Roundup hearing: Monsanto has asked a California judge to depose cancer patients’ treating physicians first, but  plaintiffs’ attorney argues that will put his clients at an “extreme disadvantage”.
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Does Bayer Regret Buying Monsanto?

Does Bayer Regret Buying Monsanto? October 18, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO: About 18,400 Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits alleging Roundup cancer are bound to put a large dent into the $63 billion that Bayer bought St. Louis-based Monsanto for last year. While Bayer knew it inherited the Roundup lawsuits, one plaintiff attorney believes the German pharmaceutical company wasn’t anticipating the high cost of losing.
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Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits

Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits September 5, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Denton, MT: A Montana farmer recently filed a Monsanto glyphosate lawsuit claiming its herbicide Roundup he used since 1982 caused his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In a similar case filed in France, a French court found Monsanto guilty of poisoning a farmer and in June the first Australian legal action was filed against Bayer, which bought Monsanto in 2018.
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Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits

Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits August 17, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Denton, MT: A Montana farmer recently filed a Monsanto glyphosate lawsuit claiming its herbicide Roundup he used since 1982 caused his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In a similar case filed in France, a French court found Monsanto guilty of poisoning a farmer and in June the first Australian legal action was filed against Bayer, which bought Monsanto in 2018.
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Monsanto Accused of Fudging Glyphosate Evidence

Monsanto Accused of Fudging Glyphosate Evidence July 17, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC A disturbing theme has emerged from the trio of recent Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits. In each of them, Johnson v. Monsanto Co., Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. and Pilliod v. Monsanto Co., the plaintiffs’ cancers were linked to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup. And in each of them, the company’s liability was founded on the proposition that it failed to warn users even though it knew or should have known about the danger.
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UCSD Study: Monsanto Roundup Linked to Liver Disease

UCSD Study: Monsanto Roundup Linked to Liver Disease June 27, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
San Diego, CA A new study, conducted by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, suggests an association between glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in human beings.
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