Bloomberg Law
July 8, 2020, 5:25 PM

Bayer to Alter Plan for Handling Future Roundup Cancer Suits (1)

Jef Feeley
Jef Feeley
Bloomberg News

Bayer AG’s plan to resolve future Roundup cancer lawsuits for about $1.25 billion has been temporarily pulled after a judge raised substantial questions about the proposal, which was part of a broader $11 billion settlement deal involving mostly current claims.

Plaintiffs’ lawyers withdrew their request that U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria preliminarily approve the plan worked out with Bayer attorneys to set up a class-action mechanism to deal with future claims, the company said in a statement.

The proposal will be retooled to address legal questions Chhabria raised, including concerns about the creation of a science panel to determine ...

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