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Bayer Loses Second Roundup Appeal, A Blow to Curbing Suits (2)

May 14, 2021, 5:48 PM

Bayer AG lost its second appeal of the three jury verdicts finding that the company’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco refused on Friday to overturn the 2019 decision in the only case to go to trial in federal court. The decision may embolden consumers to bring more claims beyond the many thousands the company is trying to resolve in an $11 billion settlement.

Bayer, which was testing an argument that it hoped would undercut thousands of outstanding cases, said it’s disappointed with the ruling and may appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...