Health/Nutrition/Food Safety, North America, Production/Agronomy, Studies/Reports

Battle over cancer warning label, glyphosate ban could complicate Roundup lawsuit settlement

Bayer AG is in mediation to potentially settle thousands of U.S. lawsuits claiming that the company’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer, but some legal experts said the cases raises novel questions that may prevent an easy settlement.

Legal experts outlined several obstacles the parties may face on the path towards settlement …. Settlements involving drugs, medical devices or consumer goods often result in the addition of a warning label, a recall or the outright discontinuance of a product. Those steps generally close the door to future lawsuits, making settlement costs and risks predictable.

Bayer has never publicly considered pulling Roundup off the market. The company in June announced a $5.6 billion investment to research and develop a glyphosate alternative.

Plaintiffs lawyers, who claim the company manipulated the science, told Reuters they would insist on a cancer warning label as part of any Roundup settlement.

Such a warning has been rejected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates pesticides and repeatedly has found glyphosate to be safe.

This is summary of the original article. Read the full, original article by Tina Bellon here: EXPLAINER – What are the obstacles to Bayer settling Roundup lawsuits?
Related article:  Plaintiffs suing Monsanto over alleged carcinogenicity of herbicide glyphosate say EPA colluded with company

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

Lockwood Mfg

Urschel

FAM Stumabo

Tomra Food

GRIMME

AVR

Restrain

Scotts Precision Manufacturing

Scotts Precision Manufacturing

Kiremko Strata Invicta

Haith

Dewulf

AgroScout

Tolsma

Solanum International

Wyma Solutions

Parkland

Volm Companies

Greentronics

Receive email notifications when we publish news items on PNT

Please enter your email address below to receive email notifications when new posts are published.

Archive of monthly posts

Follow us on Twitter

Translate this page into your own language