Bayer Denied New Trial In Rice Contamination MDL

Law360, New York (November 10, 2010, 1:50 PM EST) -- A judge has denied a bid by Bayer CropScience LP to grant a retrial or reverse a $610,000 judgment for a Louisiana farm partnership in the fourth bellwether trial over the company’s genetically modified rice, which allegedly contaminated the U.S. rice crop.

Judge Catherine Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled Tuesday that Bayer failed to present new evidence that would have entitled it to judgment as a matter of law, nor had it offered new or compelling arguments for...
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