Bayer loses first phase of Roundup trial, now will face liability

The controversial chemical in Roundup is glyphosate

Another California man was awarded $289m in August after a state court jury found Roundup caused his cancer, sending Bayer shares plunging at the time.

Yesterday's ruling at a federal court followed a historic verdict last August in which a California state court ruled that Roundup caused the terminal cancer of Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper.

"Monsanto has not taken a responsible, objective approach to the safety of Roundup", Hardeman's lawyers Aimee Wagstaff and Jennifer Moore said in a joint statement.

"We are disappointed with the jury's initial decision, but we continue to believe firmly that the science confirms glyphosate-based herbicides do not cause cancer", said Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018.

"Both authorities reaffirmed that glyphosate is safe to use and presents no risk to users when used in accordance with label instructions", Nufarm said in its financial results report.

But Bayer points to more recent findings from regulators around the world, especially in advanced economies like the US, Europe and Canada, and reams of scientific studies as proof of the safety of its product.

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Bayer, which specializes in producing pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare products, agricultural chemicals and biotechnology products, inherited the legal battles with its $63 billion acquisition of Monsanto, the US' leading producer of genetically engineered crops.

The verdict will "likely result in a flood of cases filed quickly" against Bayer, and "may expedite the ultimate settlement" of the Roundup claims, Anna Pavlik, senior counsel for special situations at United First Partners LLC in NY, said in an email.

Bayer shares were 12.5 percent lower at 1110 GMT, the biggest intraday loss in 16 years, wiping some 8 billion euros ($9.1 billion) off its valuation. The judge split the proceedings into two parts, one focused on whether Roundup contributed to causing cancer, with the second phase examining the company's conduct.

A U.S. jury has found that one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers was a "substantial factor" in causing a man's cancer. The verdict was later reduced by to US$78 million. But the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subsidiary of World Health Organization, concluded in 2015 that glyphosate was "probably carcinogenic to humans". The jury found that it was on Tuesday. The trial is expected to proceed to the next phase, beginning on Wednesday, with the jury to determine the liability and damages in the case. In the U.S., more than 750 products contain it. His lawsuit is the first federal court case against Bayer's Roundup and could predict the outcome of hundreds of cases that the company faces for similar claims.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate is safe for people when used in accordance with label directions.

Litzenburg said he and other attorneys have more than 4,000 similar cases awaiting trial in various state courts.

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