Claims Against Bayer Pared In Tainted Rice MDL Case

Law360, New York (October 5, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against Bayer CropScience over genetically modified rice that contaminated the U.S. rice crop has streamlined the Texas bellwether case days before trial, tossing various affirmative defenses for Bayer as well as farmers' claims for public nuisance and negligence per se.

On Monday, Judge Catherine D. Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued a ruling consistent with the previous bellwether trials in the MDL, granting Bayer summary judgment on claims for unfair acts, negligence per...
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