Roundup Failure-To-Warn Claims Preempted by FIFRA, Monsanto Tells 3rd Cir.

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PHILADELPHIA — Monsanto Co. has appealed a Pennsylvania federal court’s judgment in favor of a couple in a Roundup cancer case, arguing the claims are preempted by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) because they contravene the Environmental Protection Agency’s determination that glyphosate does not require a cancer warning.

In a Feb. 8 brief filed in the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Monsanto argues that since a cancer warning is not required under FIFRA, Pennsylvania law cannot dictate otherwise.

Pennsylvania citizens David and Theresa Schaffner sued Monsanto in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, alleging David’s …


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