Bayer and attorneys for a proposed class of potential future Roundup plaintiffs will go back to the drawing board after a federal judge expressed skepticism over the legality and fairness of their proposed settlement.
EPA has illegally defied the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision vacating registrations of dicamba for over-the-top use on cotton and soybeans, the petitioner groups argued in response to the agency’s brief filed Tuesday claiming that its cancellation complied with both the court order and FIFRA.
EPA defended its decision to allow use of existing stocks of three dicamba herbicides, saying in a court filing that it has taken "responsible steps to avoid unregulated and inappropriate use of existing stocks."
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the registrations of three dicamba herbicides — Bayer's Xtendimax, BASF's Engenia and Corteva's FeXapan — after finding that EPA substantially understated or failed to consider the social and economic costs.
Lawyers for Monsanto and Dewayne Lee Johnson squared off Tuesday before a California appeals court over whether he should be compensated for exposure to Roundup that he claims caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.