Bayer’s $10.9bn Roundup Settlement

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Chemical firm Bayer is to pay up to $10.9bn (£8.8bn) to settle cancer claims linked to its Roundup weedkiller. The glyphosate-based product has been subject to about 125,000 lawsuits over its allegedly carcinogenic effects.

New York-based law firm Weitz & Luxenberg says it has reached a settlement on behalf of almost 100,000 people. Bayer denies any wrongdoing but said the payout would end “uncertainty”.

BBC.COM

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