Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2023, 2:44 PM

Monsanto Says Federal Law Preempts Roundup User’s Cancer Suit

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Monsanto Co. urged the full Eleventh Circuit to affirm the dismissal of a man’s suit alleging the company failed to warn about Roundup’s health risks, saying federal pesticide labeling law preempts his claims.

John Carson Sr. alleged he developed soft-tissue cancer from decades of using the glyphosate-based weedkiller on his lawn. His suit was thrown out by a district court and reinstated in July 2022 by a three-judge appeals court panel.

In December 2022, the full US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated the panel opinion and ordered Monsanto’s appeal to be heard en banc.

Carson’s claims are ...