Supreme Court Denies Bayer Request for Dismissal

Second case in last week upholding lawsuits against company.

This week, the Supreme Court rejected a second appeal by Bayer AG to dismiss litigation linking its weedkiller Roundup to cancer. The company attempted to argue that any claim that Roundup causes cancer goes against science and the Environmental Protection Agency’s product clearance that was granted for the product.

However, the Supreme Court sided with Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after consistently using the product for years. 

If these cases are resolved as written, Bayer will be responsible to pay $87 million in damages from this case, $25 million from the case brought earlier this month, and billions more from other similar cases seeking damages from the company due to the cancerous link to Roundup.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for the justices of the Supreme Court as they consider the cases they will accept in the coming term.
  • For members of Congress as they vote on legislation that impacts the environment and public health.
  • For EPA Administrator Regan to seek God’s guidance as he heads his agency.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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