Bayer to appeal $2 billion glyphosate-cancer verdict with EPA Roundup assessment excluded from trial

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Bayer plans to make the EPA’s safety endorsement of a chemical in Roundup central to its case as the company fights claims its weedkiller causes cancer.

In recent months, Bayer has been handed three jury verdicts ordering the company to pay more than $2 billion in damages to plaintiffs who believe exposure to Roundup caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma ….

…. In April, the EPA released a draft risk assessment stating glyphosate is not a carcinogen …. a conclusion the agency has consistently made as it periodically reviews the herbicide. Attorneys for Bayer tried to introduce that evidence during the third trial …. but were rebuffed by the judge.

Related article:  $10.9 billion Monsanto Roundup settlement does not automatically shield Bayer from 'flood' of new glyphosate-cancer lawsuits

Defense attorneys plan to make that judge’s ruling a key part of their attempt to overturn the third jury verdict during appeal

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