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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Roundup
Description: This list shows cases in which Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) paid penalties of $25 million or more in cases related to allegations relating to its Roundup weedkiller.
Penalty Total since 2000$9,764,550,000
Number of Penalty Records: 4
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records

Individual Penalty Records:

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
BayerBayerchemicalsproduct safety violation2020private lawsuit-federal$9,600,000,000
Monsanto CompanyBayerchemicalsaccounting fraud or deficiencies2016SEC$80,000,000
Monsanto Co.Bayerchemicalspesticide violation2023private lawsuit-federal$45,000,000
Monsanto CompanyBayerchemicalsconsumer protection violation2021private lawsuit-federal$39,550,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.