Mar 21 2019
A United States jury on Tuesday found Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer to be a "substantial factor" in causing a man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, allowing the trial to proceed into a second phase on liability and damages.
The German company, which acquired Roundup as part of its $66bn takeover of USA rival Monsanto, said it was disappointed with the jury's initial decision.
Edwin Hardeman, the plaintiff in the case, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in 2015 after using Roundup to kill poison oak and weeds on his property for over 20 years.
That award was later reduced to $78m and is on appeal. "We are confident the evidence in phase two will show that Monsanto's conduct has been appropriate and that the company should not be liable for Mr. Hardeman's cancer", the company said. They predict that paying to resolve more than 11,000 related USA lawsuits, which Bayer inherited with its acquisition of Monsanto Co., could cost as much as US$5 billion. "And for Mr. Hardeman to have his day in court and to show that Roundup does cause cancer". Bayer's reliance on scientific experts' opinions that the main ingredient in Roundup, called glyphosate, was safe may have blinded it to the burden the giant transaction would bring.
A San Francisco federal jury unanimously agreed on Tuesday that Roundup caused a man's cancer - a potentially massive blow to the company that produces the glyphosate-based herbicide now facing hundreds of similar lawsuits. Together with its existing holding in Bayer, Temasek would then own about 4 percent in Bayer after the transaction.
With that question decided against Bayer, jurors will now hear about two more weeks of testimony to determine whether the company is liable for Hardeman's cancer, and if so, what damages he's owed.
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After I spoke to my coach I just let it all out there. "She is one who is really trying to take the match into her hands". Appearing exhausted and nervous, Andreescu called for her coach, who urged her to make Kerber play every point.
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The drop comes after a surge in shipments of goods to the United States before Washington raised tariffs against Beijing . Willems said the two countries had made progress in talks but that there was still much more to be done.
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The report also indicates that Perez spoke with Solari after the Ajax defeat to demand an explanation for the performance. He has been rumored to be the top candidate for the Madrid job ever since he was sacked by Manchester United past year .
Since Bayer's subsidiary, Monsanto, lost in last Aug's trial, investors have been viewing Bayer shares as high-risk stocks which they don't want to include in their portfolios.
After an earlier case went against the company, the latest verdict came as more of a surprise because the judge and trial setup appeared to favor Bayer.
Bayer, which closed on the purchase of Monsanto last summer, faces more than 11,000 US lawsuits alleging that glyphosate causes cancer.
Another Roundup trial is scheduled to begin in California state court in Oakland on March 28, involving a couple who claim Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Brokerage Warburg lowered its recommendation to "Hold" from "Buy", arguing that the with the renewed setback upcoming glyphosate court cases would remain a drag on the share price.
In August 2018 a court suspended licenses for products containing glyphosate, which is widely used in Latin America's agricultural powerhouse, but a higher court lifted the ban the following month. They will be able to present that evidence in the second phase.
Mar 20 2019
Google is launching its own game studio to create Stadia-exclusive games
Personally, I think it will work just fine for a lot of the games I play, but I'm probably not using it for Doom Eternal . Google has not revealed the exact speed that you will need, but in comparison streaming in 1080p requires around 25mbps.
Mar 20 2019
Mike Trout, Angels reportedly finalizing a record 12-year, $430 million extension
Trout's salary will average almost $36 million per year, passing the $34.4 average annual value of Arizona's Zack Greinke . Trout, a native of Vineland, N.J., grew up a diehard Phillies fan and some thought he would join Harper in Philadelphia.
Mar 18 2019
Oil prices seek balance with supply cuts, low demand
Venezuela , which is in the middle of a political and economic crisis , saw production decline by 142,000 bpd in February. West Texas Intermediate settled down 9 cents at $58.52 per barrel, and Brent settled down 7 cents at $67.16 per barrel.
Mar 16 2019
Meghan And Harry Have Split Royal Households From Kate And William
It will coincide with the move of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor before their baby arrives. She also served as an adviser for Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign, according to her online CV.
Mar 15 2019
Happy Pi Day! Start Ciphering Or Eating, Whichever You Choose
Cici's is offering an adult buffet for $3.14 with the purchase of another adult buffet and a large drink, with this coupon only. Every Pi Day , my brother-in-law, a PhD math/physics guru, posts an endearingly nerdy treatise about pi on Facebook.
Mar 14 2019
These countries are grounding the Boeing 737 MAX 8
Air Canada , along with Southwest and American Airlines, had been the major outliers in resisting a grounding of the planes. This move comes just days after an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed everyone on board, including one Winnipeg woman.
Mar 12 2019
Status Yellow - Snow-ice warning issued by MET Eireann
The "yellow" warning will be in place from 9pm tonight (Sunday, March 10) until 10am Monday morning (March 11). Met Éireann has issued several weather warnings ahead of the arrival of Storm Gareth this week.
Mar 11 2019
Spring forward, but it could be for the last time
And a study that same year from the University of California-Santa Barbara found it might even increase energy consumption. In Pennsylvania, Representative Russ Diamond (R) of Lebanon County is leading the charge against Daylight Saving Time .
Mar 11 2019
Lok Sabha elections: Polling in DK, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru on April 18
The last date for scrutiny of nomination is March 27 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is March 29. The 2019 General Election will be held in 7 phases and it will be held from April 11 to May 19.
Mar 10 2019
FIR registered against IAF Pilots for bombing 'trees' in Balakot
He said Pakistan desires to sort out all issues with India which are hindering peace between the two countries. Those arrested so far include JeM head Masood Azhar's brother Abdul Rauf Asghar and son Hammad Azhar.
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