No New Trial In $9M Monsanto Seed Patent Case, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (November 25, 2013, 4:15 PM EST) -- A Mississippi federal judge on Thursday denied a request for a new trial from a farmer sued by Monsanto Co. after selling and replanting its patented seeds, ruling that Monsanto's $8.9 million award was not based on an unclear jury instruction.

U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills rejected farmer Mitchell Scruggs' argument that a jury instruction confused jurors as to whether damages were being entered against Scruggs or his company Scruggs Farm & Supplies LLC. Scruggs claimed the verdict should have been entered against his company...
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