April 11, 2019 / 2:40 PM / 6 months ago

Bayer considers legal options after French court rules for farmer

PARIS, April 11 (Reuters) - German chemical group Bayer said it was considering its legal options, including an appeal, after a French court ruled in favour of a farmer who blamed a weedkiller of Bayer’s Monsanto unit for health problems.

Thursday’s ruling by an appeals court in Lyon in southeast France was the latest stage in a decade-long legal tussle between Monsanto and farmer Paul Francois, who says he fell ill after inhaling weedkiller Lasso in 2004.

Bayer said in a statement that its options included filing an appeal with France’s highest court.

Reporting by Gus Trompiz Editing by Sybille de La Hamaide

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