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Ex-CEO of Bayer Will Be Deposed In Arkansas Roundup Suit
July 3, 2023
A Monsanto petition to overturn a decision by a county judge that requires Werner Baumann, the ex-CEO of Bayer to be deposed in a state court Roundup weedkiller lawsuit was denied by the Arkansas Supreme Court. The justices found that a writ of certiorari, which Monsanto was seeking, does not serve as an appropriate avenue to contest a discovery order unless there has been a blatant, severe abuse of discretion, or a jurisdictional issue arises. In New York, false and misleading advertising claims litigation against Bayer CropScience LP and Monsanto Co concerning Roundup was settled for $7 million. Bayer allegedly made unsubstantiated claims that Roundup products didn’t threaten animal wildlife health. Contrary to a previous agreement, they implied that Roundup was safer than dish soap.
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