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Bayer Investor Sues Top Officials for ‘Disastrous’ Monsanto Deal

  • Suit cites plunge in market value over Roundup liability cost
  • Shareholder demands compensation, loss of pay for executives
Bayer AG Chief Executive Officer Werner Baumann Presents Full Year Earnings Figures
Photographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

A Bayer AG investor sued the board and other top company officials, claiming the “disastrous” 2018 acquisition of Monsanto Co. eroded the company’s share value by saddling it with potentially billions of dollars in liability from Roundup lawsuits.

Bayer AG’s board and other top officials were sued by an investor who claims the “disastrous” 2018 acquisition of Monsanto Co. saddled the company with potentially billions of dollars in costly lawsuits over Roundup herbicide.