Roundup™ Litigation

Statement on Kline

On March 5, 2024, Bayer won its third consecutive trial victory when a jury reached a defense verdict in the Kline Roundup™ product liability trial before Judge Ann Butchart in Philadelphia. Separately, Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed with prejudice the Meyer case in the Superior Court of California for Sonoma County. These follow the defense verdict in Cody in Conway County, Arkansas, as well as a mistrial in Cloud in Delaware state court. Our statement: 

“Bayer has now won three consecutive victories at trial, and 13 of the last 19 cases where judgments were entered at trial, validating the Company’s strategy of taking cases to trial based on strong scientific and regulatory evidence. The plaintiffs could not prove that Roundup™ was the cause of the injuries alleged in these cases, consistent with this science. The Kline verdict is the first to follow significant rulings in the Philadelphia litigation clarifying which scientific and regulatory conclusions could be admitted, a much-disputed issue in prior trials. While we have great sympathy for anyone who suffers a loss or injury, science proves that Roundup™ is not carcinogenic.


We continue to stand behind the safety of Roundup™ and will confidently defend the safety of our products and our good faith actions in any future litigation.”