Vineyards’ lawsuit against Monsanto and BASF referred to state court

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Jan. 10, 2022, 7:32 p.m. EST) – Texas vineyard owners have won their bid to go forward in state court with their lawsuit alleging wine grape crops have damaged by a dicamba tolerant cottonseed system sold by Bayer Crop Science LP, Monsanto Co. and BASF Corp.

The companies had sought to withdraw the lawsuit over a multi-district litigation pending in Missouri federal court, but U.S. District Judge Stephen M. Limbaugh Jr. said on Friday that the vineyard owners’ case was in the court of the United States. State of Texas where it had been deposited. The plaintiffs had argued that the federal court lacked jurisdiction because at least one plaintiff shares a state …

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