Bayer Again Target of Legal Action


While Bayer is facing a multitude of lawsuits over glyphosate a second issue relating to dicamba has surfaced. The herbicide is produced by both Monsanto and BASF.

Bader Farms of Missouri, a large peach grower, was recently awarded $15 million in direct compensation and $250 million in punitive damages as a result of extensive damage to their orchard.  Bayer and BASF are facing at least 150 lawsuits over dicamba. These actions have been consolidated into a case to be tried in the Eastern District of Missouri.

It is alleged that Monsanto was aware of the possibility of spray drift attributed to the formulation of the product but were negligent in releasing the compound for commercial application.