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US judge rejects future RoundUp cancer suits deal

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San Francisco (AFP) – A US judge on Wednesday rejected a deal to settle future Roundup cancer suits, saying it does more for weed-killer maker Bayer than for those who fall ill. US district judge Vince Chhabria had expressed concerns about a $1.25 billion agreement proposed nearly a year ago, forcing the German giant to take another look at the plan. Chhabria on Wednesday rejected the latest version of the agreement, stating in a written ruling that it could not be salvaged by “mere tweaks.” “The settlement proposed by these attorneys would accomplish a lot for (Bayer-owned) Monsanto,” Chhabri…

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