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Bayer to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Roundup Lawsuits

Amount includes $1.25 billion for potential future claims from people who used Roundup

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Bayer has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle thousands of U.S. lawsuits alleging that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.

That amount includes $1.25 billion for potential future claims from people who used Roundup and may develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the coming years, The New York Times reported.

Bayer bought Roundup manufacturer Monsanto in 2018 and has maintained that Roundup is safe.

“It’s rare that we see a consensual settlement with that many zeros on it,” Nora Freeman Engstrom, a professor at Stanford University Law School, told The Times.

The New York Times Article

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