Bayer has settled a class action lawsuit regarding claims that Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The settlement includes the lawsuits from the federal multidistrict litigation and state of California. The deal includes an estimated range of $8.8-$9.6 billion for current lawsuits and an additional $1.25 billion to provide relief for potential future plaintiffs who may develop an illness but are not current plaintiffs.
In addition to the Roundup settlement, Bayer also reached a settlement of $400 million in the dicamba drift cases and approximately $820 million in some of the PCB contamination lawsuits brought by public entities.
Bayer purchased Monsanto in 2018.