Vineyards lawsuit against Monsanto and BASF sent to state court

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

The companies had sought to withdraw the lawsuit from the multidistrict litigation pending in federal court in Missouri, but U.S. District Judge Stephen M. Limbaugh Jr. said on Friday the vineyard owners’ case lay in state court. 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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