Bayer AG on Monday faced a second U.S. jury over allegations that its popular glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, six months after the company's share price was rocked by a $289 million verdict in California state court. | File photo

U.S. trial tests claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

REUTERS – Bayer AG on Monday faced a second U.S. jury over allegations that its popular glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, six months after the company’s share price was rocked by a $289 million verdict in California state court. The lawsuit by California resident Edwin Hardeman against the company began on Monday morning in […] Read more

The ruling would allow evidence of Monsanto’s alleged misconduct, including internal documents, only if glyphosate was found to have caused the plaintiff’s cancer and the trial proceeded to a second phase to determine liability.  | REUTERS/Zachary Prong photo

U.S. judge limits evidence in Roundup cancer trial

(Reuters) — A federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging Bayer’s glyphosate-based herbicide causes cancer has issued a ruling that could severely restrict evidence that the plaintiffs consider crucial to their cases. In a Jan. 3 order, U.S. district judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco granted Bayer unit Monsanto’s request to split an upcoming trial into two […] Read more

Bayer’s Monsanto unit has asked a judge to throw out a $289-million verdict on glyphosate.  |  Getty images

Bayer’s Monsanto faces broad U.S. glyphosate litigation

ReuterS — Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit has urged a California judge to toss the $289-million verdict a jury awarded to a man who said the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including the widely-used Roundup brand, caused his cancer. The company filed a post-trial motion last week for California Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos in San Francisco to […] Read more