Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, on behalf of U.S. rice farmers and others who sustained damages resulting from the contamination of the U.S. rice supply with unapproved, genetically-modified rice seed traits developed and tested by defendant Bayer CropScience, LP ("Bayer") against Bayer CropScience LP and related entities.
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The contamination of the U.S. rice supply ' with not less than two distinct genetically modified rice traits, LLRICE601 and LLRICE 604 ' has caused significant economic damages to U.S. rice producers and has substantially diminished their ability to cultivate, market, or otherwise distribute their rice crops. These actions seek to hold Bayer, the developer of these genetically modified rice traits, accountable for the market losses and other economic and related damages they have caused U.S. rice producers. In addition to the rice producer actions, a small subset of cases in this consolidated, multidistrict litigation seek damages that this rice supply contamination caused to rice mills, rice exporters, and others.
Additional cases were filed on behalf of individuals who sustained damages. The cases have been consolidated under "In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation," Master Docket No. 4:06MD1811 CDP. Wolf Haldenstein was appointed co-lead counsel on April 18, 2007.
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