Why Bayer Settled Roundup and Dicamba Litigation

Friday, June 26, 2020

Brett Nicole Taylor was featured in Successful Farming discussing how it’s costing Bayer between $11 and $12 billion to settle the dicamba and Roundup lawsuits that accompanied its 2018 $63 billion acquisition of Monsanto. “When parties are negotiating settlement in such cases, they often group together plaintiffs based on certain criteria, whether it be similar injuries, type of claims being made, or other criteria,” said Brett. “This allows the parties to come to an agreement on settlement with certain plaintiffs that may not be acceptable for others. For example, a plaintiff claiming permanent brain damage is not likely to be agreeable to the same settlement as a plaintiff who claims minor injuries with no permanent damage."

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