U.S. Supreme Court rejects Bayer bid to nix Roundup weedkiller suits

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss legal claims by customers who contend its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German company seeks to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages. The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place a lower court decision that upheld $25 million in damages awarded to California resident Edwin Hardeman, a Roundup user who blamed his cancer on the pharmaceutical and chemical giant’s glyphosate-based weedkillers. The Supreme Court’s action dealt a blow to Bayer as the compa…

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