A U.S. judge overseeing Roundup-cancer lawsuits against Bayer AG provisionally appointed high-profile mediator Ken Feinberg to lead settlement negotiations over the herbicide litigation ….
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco, who’s handling hundreds of lawsuits filed against Bayer in federal court, on [May 22] told lawyers …. they must meet with Feinberg in the next two weeks. Chhabria said Feinberg …. hasn’t yet fully committed to leading the mediation …. Chhabria rejected the mediators nominated by Bayer and attorneys for the plaintiffs.
Feinberg previously administered compensation funds for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and the BP …. oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ….
Lawyers for Bayer said …. while they’ll participate in mediation in “good faith” …. [t]hey indicated that Bayer wants to learn the results of its appeals of the jury verdicts it has lost to guide such discussions.
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