Monsanto Asks Calif. High Court To Ax Cancer Liability Loss

By Mike LaSusa (September 1, 2020, 9:50 PM EDT) -- Monsanto Co. has asked the California Supreme Court to upend a state appeals court decision backing a jury's finding that the company is liable for a former school groundskeeper's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the first case to go to trial over Roundup's alleged links to cancer.

Monsanto said on Monday that the appeals court had been wrong to uphold the jury's finding in favor of plaintiff DeWayne "Lee" Johnson. The Bayer AG subsidiary argues that the panel decision conflicts with federal law, because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that glyphosate — the Roundup ingredient at issue in the case —...

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