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Bayer paying up to $10.9B to settle Monsanto weedkiller case

Monsanto has faced numerous lawsuits over claims that Roundup causes cancer. Monsanto has faced numerous lawsuits over claims that Roundup causes cancer. |  Photo: WDIO File

Created: June 24, 2020 02:12 PM

BERLIN (AP) - German pharma giant Bayer says it’s paying up to $10.9 billion to settle litigation over subsidiary Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup. Monsanto has faced numerous lawsuits over claims that Roundup causes cancer.

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In a statement Wednesday, Bayer said it was also paying up $1.22 billion to settle two further cases, one involving PCB in water. The company says the Roundup settlement involves about 125,000 filed and unfiled claims.

Under the agreement, Bayer will make a payment of $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to resolve current litigation over Roundup, and $1.25 billion to address potential future litigation.

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