Bayer sued for barring non-U.S. citizen from Roundup settlement

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By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) -A new U.S. lawsuit on Thursday accused Germany’s Bayer AG of illegally excluding a Virginia farmworker from a settlement over claims its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, because she is not a U.S. citizen. The complaint said Elvira Reyes-Hernandez, who used Roundup while working on tree farms before being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019, expected to share in a $412.8 million settlement with an average $120,000 payout. But she said her law firms, who she is also suing, dismissed her from the case because of her Mexican citizenship in July 2021, seven…

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