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Bayer Says It’s Trying to Settle Essure Contraceptive Suits

Bayer AG is in talks to resolve thousands of lawsuits that claim its Essure contraception device failed to prevent pregnancy or injured women, company officials said.

Bayer To Pay More Than $10 Billion To Resolve Cancer Lawsuits Over Weedkiller Roundup

Bayer will pay more than $10 billion to end tens of thousands of lawsuits filed over its Roundup weedkiller, the company announced Wednesday. The settlement also resolves many other cases over the herbicide dicamba as well as water contaminated with toxic chemicals called PCBs.

California can't force cancer warning labels for Roundup, federal judge rules

Sacramento — California can't require a cancer warning label on Roundup, the world's most widely used weed killer, a federal judge ruled Monday.
U.S. District Judge William Shubb issued a permanent injunction against the labeling, saying the state couldn't meet a legal standard for such a requirement, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

A court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2 billion to women who got ovarian cancer after using baby powder

A court in Missouri ordered baby powder giant Johnson & Johnson to pay over $2.2 billion to 22 women with ovarian cancer in a verdict on Tuesday.

Court blocks Bayer weed killer sales in US

A U.S. appeals court has blocked Bayer AG from selling an agricultural weed killer in the United States, the latest setback for a business already fighting an expensive legal battle over another product.

Bayer reaches verbal deal to settle up to 85,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits

Bayer AG has reached verbal agreements to resolve a substantial portion of an estimated 125,000 U.S. cancer lawsuits over use of its Roundup weedkiller, according to people familiar with the negotiations.