US Solicitor General Tells SCOTUS to Reject Bayer AG’s Petition on Roundup Case

Story by Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) — The U.S. Department of Justice filed an opinion with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday recommending the court deny a petition filed by Bayer AG asking the court to review a verdict in a Roundup cancer lawsuit.

In August 2021, Bayer AG asked the Supreme Court to review a landmark Roundup case, arguing in a petition that a federal appeals court committed errors in the case brought by non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma victim Edwin Hardeman.

Bayer said in its petition, Monsanto Company v. Edwin Hardeman, that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco committed two errors worthy of review.

The company said state law failure-to-warn claims at the center of the case were preempted by federal law and the admission of expert testimony departed from federal standards, leading to what Bayer said was “unsupported testimony” on Roundup’s safety profile.

Read more of this story from our partners at DTN/Progressive Farmer here: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/crops/article/2022/05/10/us-solicitor-general-tells-scotus

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