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Bayer Ordered to Pay Nearly $3.5M in the Latest Roundup Weedkiller Trial

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Bayer was ordered on Tuesday to pay nearly $3.5 million by a Philadelphia jury that found the company’s Roundup weedkiller caused a woman’s cancer, the company said, the latest in a string of trial losses for the company as it tries to fend off thousands of similar lawsuits.

The verdict in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas marks the fifth consecutive loss for Bayer, but it is much smaller than recent verdicts against the company that total more than $2 billion. The German conglomerate has faced pressure from some investors to reach a speedy settlement of the litigation in order to avoid further hefty trial verdicts.

The verdict, which came after a three-week trial and two days of jury deliberations, includes $462,500 in compensatory damages and $3 million in punitive damages. The jury was split 10-2.


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