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Supreme Court Urged by US to Reject Bayer Roundup Appeal (1)

May 10, 2022, 9:52 PM

The Biden administration urged the US Supreme Court to reject a Bayer AG appeal of a California case and clear the way for potentially billions of dollars in lawsuits claiming that the top-selling Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.

Bayer is challenging a $25 million award to Edwin Hardeman, who says decades of exposure to Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bayer argues that federal approval of Roundup’s label meant Hardeman’s suit under California law-- and others like it -- couldn’t go forward.

“Approval of labeling that does not warn about particular chronic risks does not by itself preempt a state-law requirement to ...