Bayer Loses JMOL Bid In 2nd Rice Handling Trial

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 2:46 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied Bayer AG's motion for judgment as a matter of law in the recently commenced second bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over losses stemming from its handling of a strain of genetically modified rice, just as she did in December in the first trial of the MDL.

Judge Catherine D. Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on Wednesday shot down motions by Bayer and its affiliates for the “reasons stated on the record” at trial on...
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