High Court Wants Feds' Input On $25M Roundup Verdict

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (December 13, 2021, 2:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government to weigh in on whether the justices should grant Monsanto's petition to review a jury's $25 million award over claims that the weedkiller Roundup causes cancer.

The Bayer AG unit has told the high court that the Ninth Circuit's May ruling upholding the verdict in a bellwether trial should be examined for two reasons — that Monsanto accuser Edwin Hardeman's state failure-to-warn claims are preempted by federal law and that his expert witnesses were allowed to testify without support about Roundup's safety.

Hardeman, the California man who successfully convinced a jury...

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