Bayer Statement on Supreme Court’s Call for Views of the Solicitor General in Hardeman
Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order in Monsanto Co. v. Hardeman requesting the views of the Solicitor General on behalf of the United States. Bayer issued the following statement in response:
“The company is encouraged by the Supreme Court’s Call for the Views of the Solicitor General in Hardeman and believes there are strong legal arguments to support Supreme Court review and reversal, as its petition, and the many amicus briefs filed, in support of the petition underscore. Indeed, the U.S. expert agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, has consistently found that glyphosate-based herbicides can be used safely and are not carcinogenic, and has stated that a cancer warning would be false and misleading and misbrand the product.
“As previously announced, the company has been very selective in its settlement approach since filing its Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in Hardeman. Now that the Supreme Court has requested input from the Solicitor General in this case, we will not entertain any further settlement discussions with plaintiff lawyers that are representing a substantial number of Roundup™ claims.”