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Explainer: What are the obstacles to Bayer settling Roundup lawsuits?

August 22, 2019

Via: Reuters

More than 18,400 plaintiffs claim Roundup causes a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Bayer to date has lost three U.S. jury trials in the Roundup litigation. The company is appealing the decisions, saying Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate are not carcinogenic and safe for human use.

On July 30, Bayer said it is “constructively engaging” in talks led by mediator Ken Feinberg. Bayer’s chief executive said he would only consider a “financially reasonable” settlement if the company can end all litigation.

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