Bayer Reaches 1st Settlement In Rice MDL

Law360, New York (October 19, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT) -- Bayer CropScience LP has agreed to pay $290,000 to settle the fourth and final bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over the company's introduction of genetically modified rice into the U.S. rice supply, marking the first time Bayer has agreed to settle such a case.

The settlement, reached Friday after several days of a jury trial, brought an early end to proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri that were expected to last about five weeks. The plaintiffs, from three farming operations,...
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