Bayer Takes Roundup Case to Supreme Court

Chemicals giant Bayer AG announced on Aug. 16 it would ask the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that upheld damages to a customer blaming his cancer on Roundup, a glyphosate-based weed-killer that has been on the market since the 1970s, in a move aimed at stemming a potential wave of cancer-related lawsuits against it. Bayer reached a settlement deal in principle with plaintiffs last year but failed to secure court approval for a separate agreement on how to handle future cases, Reuters reports. The petition in the case known as Monsanto Company v. Hardeman was filed with the Supreme Court on Aug. 16, according to Bayer, though as of press time, it didn’t yet appear to have been docketed by the high court. Monsanto, based in Creve Coeur, Missouri, was purchased and absorbed in 2018 by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, a multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company based in …

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