Bayer said on [April 12] it would comply with a U.S. federal judge’s order to enter mediation with a plaintiff who claims the company failed to warn against an alleged cancer risk from its Roundup weedkiller.
Bayer has seen billions wiped off its market value since August, when a first U.S. jury found Bayer liable because Monsanto, acquired by Bayer for $63 billion last year, had not warned of the alleged risk from Roundup, which is based on active ingredient glyphosate.
It suffered a similar courtroom defeat [in March] and more than 10,000 cases are pending.
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria….said in a filing dated [April 11] that Bayer and another plaintiff, Elaine Stevick, were ordered to start confidential mediation.
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