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BASF contests $250 million punitive damage award in US dicamba case

A US federal judge will give BASF an opportunity to convince him that the company should not be liable for any of the $250 million in punitive damages awarded by a federal jury to a Missouri farmer who alleged that his peach orchard was severely damaged by dicamba herbicides.

United States Legal

US jury hits Bayer and BASF with $265 m fine for dicamba drift

Bayer and BASF have been ordered by a US federal jury to pay damages of $265 million to a Missouri peach farmer who alleged that his crops were ruined by drift from the companies’ dicamba herbicides.

 

BASF Bayer Crop Science

Bayer seeks to overturn California court ruling on glyphosate

Bayer has filed an application with a US state of California appeals court to overturn an $86 million verdict that found it was responsible for a couple’s cancer caused by its glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup.

Bayer Crop Science Herbicides & PGRs

Bayer mediator "optimistic" about settling thousands of glyphosate lawsuits

Bayer is reportedly confident of reaching a settlement with thousands of plaintiffs seeking damages for exposure to glyphosate herbicide with claims of cancer links.

Bayer Crop Science Legal

German cartel regulator imposes fines on seven agchem wholesalers

Germany's national competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt (federal cartel office), has imposed fines totalling around €154.6 million ($172 million) on seven wholesalers of crop protection products and their managers.

Germany Policy & Regulation

US EPA supports Bayer in glyphosate cancer verdict appeal

The US EPA has thrown its support behind Bayer legacy company Monsanto in the glyphosate case, saying that the judgment of the US District Court for the Northern District of California awarding damages against the company should be dismissed.

United States Bayer Crop Science

Bayer presses appeals court to reverse glyphosate cancer ruling

Bayer files opening brief seeking to upend $25 million verdict awarded to California cancer victim.

United States Legal

Brazilian judge overturns suspension injunction against batch of agchem approvals

A Brazilian federal court has overturned an injunction suspending the approval of a batch of pesticide products and active ingredients from September.

 

Brazil Mapa Legal

Bayer/Monsanto agrees to US plea deal over illegal parathion-methyl use and storage

Bayer legacy company Monsanto last week pleaded guilty to using and storing the banned organophosphate insecticide, parathion-methyl, on crops at a research farm on the Hawaiian island of Maui. 

Legal Bayer Crop Science

Brazilian judge suspends authorisations on dozens of agchems

A Brazilian federal judge has suspended the authorisations of 63 pesticide products.

Brazil Legal

Monsanto wins Brazilian case on use of saved GM seed

Bayer's Monsanto business has won a Brazilian case against grower groups seeking the right to plant saved seed harvested from the company's genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready soybeans.

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

EU Court clarifies renewals of agchem parallel trade permits

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has clarified the rules for renewing parallel trade permits for agrochemical products when the reference product has been re-registered.

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