Judge Nixes Joint Liability In Bayer Rice Bellwether

Law360, New York (February 3, 2011, 2:02 PM EST) -- A Missouri judge has denied summary judgment to some multidistrict litigation plaintiffs seeking to hold Bayer CropScience LP accountable for the actions of other organizations that contributed to the contamination of the U.S. rice supply by Bayer’s genetically modified brand.

There are genuine factual disputes about how closely Bayer was linked with the other organizations, including Louisiana State University researchers, which made an overall summary judgment finding inappropriate, Judge Catherine D. Perry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri said in Tuesday’s...
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Case Title

Smaistrla et al v. Bayer AG et al


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4:08-cv-01276

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Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Other

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Catherine D. Perry

Date Filed

August 27, 2008

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