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posted by janrinok on Thursday June 23, @09:09AM   Printer-friendly

US Supreme Court rejects Bayer's bid to end Roundup lawsuits:

The US Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who say its weedkiller causes cancer, as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages.

The justices turned away a Bayer appeal's on Tuesday and left in place a lower court decision that upheld $25m in damages awarded to California resident Edwin Hardeman, a user of its product Roundup, who blamed his cancer on the pharmaceutical and chemical giant's glyphosate-based weedkillers.

The Supreme Court's ruling dealt a blow to Bayer as the company manoeuvres to limit its legal liability in thousands of cases. The justices have a second Bayer petition pending on a related issue that they could act upon in the coming weeks.

Roundup-related lawsuits have dogged Bayer since it acquired the brand as part of its $63bn purchase of agricultural seeds and pesticides maker Monsanto in 2018.

[...] The lawsuits against Bayer have said the company should have warned customers of the alleged cancer risk.

[...] Bayer plans to replace glyphosate in weedkillers for the US residential market of non-professional gardeners with other active ingredients.


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  • (Score: 2) by captain normal on Friday June 24, @05:34PM (1 child)

    by captain normal (2205) on Friday June 24, @05:34PM (#1255864)

    Yep...all done by folk from the GOP.

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday June 24, @06:13PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday June 24, @06:13PM (#1255873) Homepage Journal

    Actually, I think it was mostly done by neoconservatives. GOP was probably onboard. Can you point to any congress critters who opposed it? Let's remember that Democrats are all onboard with TPP and other shit trade agreements. It doesn't matter to any of them how many third world people might be impoverished, so long as they see a good return on their investments. Monsanto patents are part and parcel of all those trade agreements.

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