Monsanto's FIFRA Stance Can't Nix Roundup Cancer Suit

By Kali Hays (April 8, 2016, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday refused to toss a liability suit against Monsanto Co. by a man claiming his cancer stems from longtime use of the carcinogen-laced weed killer Roundup, flatly rejecting arguments that his claims are preempted by the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

Monsanto's arguments for a dismissal of Edward Hardeman's suit looking to hold the Missouri-based company responsible for his 2015 diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma failed entirely, with U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria finding Hardeman's state failure-to-warn claims valid and based on FIFRA, meaning they aren't preempted by the act as Monsanto claimed.

While Judge Chhabria...

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