Bayer vows to keep fighting Roundup cases after $2B verdict
Agri-Pulse | Steve Davies
Bayer says there are many issues on appeal that need to be decided. “None of our verdicts have been subject to appeal and there are several critical legal issues that must be assessed at the appellate level that cover causation, failure to warn, punitive damages and even whether cases based on state law claims are preempted by federal law,” Bayer spokesman Chris Loder said.
In the Pilliod case, he said Bayer has not decided on specific argument for appeal, “but it could potentially cover that the scientific evidence presented at trial failed to prove that Roundup caused plaintiffs’ cancer, that there is no basis for a different warning given the international consensus that Roundup is safe, and that the claims in this case are preempted by federal law.”