BREAKING NEWS! MULTIPLE STUNNING COURT LOSSES COMPEL MONSANTO/BAYER TO MAKE MASSIVE LEGAL SETTLEMENTS. Jaw-dropping assertions of outrageous greed-driven misbehavior came out during court proceedings of multiple lawsuits against malicious Monsanto over deadly herbicides Glyphosate (Roundup) and Dicamba. As a result, citizen-juries made staggering awards to injured plaintiffs. Now, Monsanto – acquired by Bayer two years ago – has moved to resolve the 125,000 existing lawsuits over fatally-flawed products.
'Center for Food Safety' offers their keen perspective. Caleb, Megan & Jim
"Today, agribusiness and pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced several massive legal settlements totaling over $10 billion to compensate those harmed by products of its recently acquired subsidiary, the Monsanto Company. The settlements involved two hazardous herbicides (weedkillers), Roundup and dicamba.
"Bayer has agreed to pay up to $10.9 billion to roughly 125,000 people claiming that the company's Roundup herbicide was responsible for their cancer. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was designated a probable human carcinogen by an expert working group of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2015. IARC, the world's premier cancer authority, found that glyphosate caused cancer in animals and is linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in humans.
"The Roundup litigation settlement was preceded by three bellwether cases, in which juries sided with NHL-suffering plaintiffs in finding that their exposure to glyphosate contributed to their cancers. Plaintiffs Edwin Hardeman, DeWayne Johnson, and Alberta and Alva Pilliod were each awarded between $25 to $87 million.
"'No financial settlement can make good the pain, suffering and lives lost to Monsanto's cancer-causing Roundup, but this settlement at least provides some small restitution, and more importantly will help dissuade others from putting themselves at similar risk by using this hazardous product,' said Bill Freese, science policy analyst at Center for Food Safety (CFS)…
"In a separate agreement, Bayer announced it would pay up to $400 million to thousands of farmers whose crops had been damaged due to rampant drift of the company's highly volatile dicamba herbicide. This agreement was preceded by two lawsuits that likely provided impetus for Bayer to settle…Missouri peach farmer Bill Bader won a settlement of $265 million in a lawsuit against Bayer-Monsanto for the devastation wrought by years of dicamba drift onto his southeast Missouri peach orchard, the region's largest."
Today, agribusiness and pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced several massive legal settlements totaling over $10 billion to compensate those harmed…