It has been over a year now since Bayer AG announced that it had reached an agreement with plaintiffs’ counsel to settle thousands of pending lawsuits alleging that popular weedkiller Roundup causes NHL cancer. The settlement agreement still needs to get approved by the MDL judge (U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria).
The hearing on whether to approve the agreement was held yesterday. On Tuesday, however, Judge Chhabria issued a set of piercing questions in advance of the approval hearing. Judge Chhabria’s questions raise major concerns about the validity of the Roundup settlement proposal and cast doubt on whether the settlement will get approved in its current form.
- Roundup settlement update (video)