Supreme Court rejects Bayer's bid to stop Roundup lawsuits

The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.

The justices on Tuesday left in place a $25 million judgment in favor of Edwin Hardeman

California man who says he developed cancer from using Roundup for decades to treat poison oak

overgrowth and weeds on his San Francisco Bay Area property.

Hardeman's lawsuit had served as a test case for thousands of similar lawsuits.

The high court’s action comes amid a series of court fights over Roundup that have pointed in different directions.

On Friday, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an Environmental Protection Agency finding from 2020

that glyphosate does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans.

The appellate court ordered the EPA to reexamine its finding.