MDL Accusing Seed Cos. Of Price-Fixing Is Planted In Mo.

Law360 (June 8, 2021, 9:46 PM EDT) -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation picked Bayer CropScience's home territory in the Eastern District of Missouri on Tuesday to host the two dozen consolidated cases accusing Bayer and other agricultural suppliers of fixing prices on crop inputs such as seeds and insecticides.

Weighing competing bids to locate the MDL in Illinois or Minnesota being pushed by groups of plaintiff farmers and the agricultural suppliers' preference for Missouri, the panel said that while any of the proposed locales "could handle this litigation ably," Eastern Missouri is the appropriate venue for the farmers' claims.

"The Eastern District of Missouri is where the...

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