Bayer Appeals $1.5M Verdict In Modified Rice MDL

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Bayer AG has appealed a jury verdict that awarded $1.5 million to three farmers whose revenues plummeted when a strain of the company’s precommercial genetically modified rice allegedly contaminated their fields.

The chemical and pharmaceutical giant filed its notice of appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday, after a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri found that the farmers' crops and livelihood were harmed by a rice strain that had been engineered to withstand...
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