Bayer Stock Crashes after Monsanto Verdict Upheld By Judge; Analyst Estimates $800 Billion In Future Liability

October 25, 2018

#Bayer greedily bought and swallowed the ‘#poisonpill’ of #Monsanto without considering its true liability. Fifty-seven billion Euros of market cap down the drain later, now their headache is taking on epic proportions…

Growing uncertainty about whether #SanFrancisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos would rule in favor or against Bayer’s appeal of the Monsanto Cancer Verdict were resolved Tuesday morning as the judge upheld the jury’s decision that the #glyphosate-based weedkiller (aka #Roundup) sold by Monsanto caused a #California man’s terminal cancer and that Monsanto intentionally hid its dangers.

The news quickly spread and caused an immediate crash in Bayer’s stock value, sending a powerful message to the Agrochemical industry that they are legally and financially responsible for the adverse effects caused by their unscrupulously marketed products despite receiving a regulatory pass from government agencies like the #EPA, #USDA, and #FDA that have traditionally acted as industry cheerleaders.

The judge decided to reduce the punitive damage award from the original total of $289 million following a verdict reached earlier this summer, down to $78.5 million. A decision which concerned jurors who decided on the higher award amount in order to send a clear message to Monsanto that they deserve to be punished for covering up the dangers of their herbicide.

The good news is that this ruling affirms the company’s liability for causing illness from their product, and opens the door for more lawsuits and stricter regulation of agrochemicals in the future. Ian Hilliker, an analyst at Jefferies LLC in #London, estimated in a note to clients that based on a class action lawsuit involving 8,700 plaintiffs believed to have cancer as a result of glyphosate exposure, Monsanto’s liability could reach $800 billion dollars. To put this in perspective, the original Bayer-Monsanto buyout offer was $57 billion dollars. Clearly, this no longer looks like an “asset” to Bayer and its stockholders.


Jury awards school groundskeeper $289 million

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Recent Posts

July 12, 2019

Please reload

G.O.M Stem Cell Technology
In shadow" Exit From The Matrix
G.O.M 16 Free Energy / Angelic Tech
Reddox Signalling Molecules G.O.M

ASEA Reddox Signalling Molecules
Interview With Alan Noble

Gathering Of Momentum 19
Mk Ultra & Mass Shootings The Scary Connection