Court Won't Uproot Bayer In GMO Rice MDL

Law360, New York (July 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bayer AG will remain a defendant in a case alleging that a genetically modified strain of rice was mishandled and contaminated the U.S. rice supply, after a federal court ruled on Friday that it had jurisdiction over the conglomerate.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, is part of a multi-district litigation over Bayer's mishandling of its GMO rice strain, which infiltrated native U.S. crops and rendered them unsaleable to non-GMO markets.

The plaintiffs, most of which are U.S....
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