Maine farmers get second chance in court against giant Monsanto


Whit Richardson
Bangor Daily News
November 24, 2012

A lawsuit brought by a Maine-based agriculture group against global giant Monsanto will receive its day in a federal appeals court after being dismissed by another judge earlier this year.

Oral arguments in the case brought by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, which is based in Washington, Maine, against St. Louis-based Monsanto will be heard Jan. 10, 2013, at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., according to court documents.

The organic seed growers association, along with 82 plaintiffs, in March 2011 sued Monsanto in federal district court in New York. The suit challenges the validity of several patents the company holds for genetically modified crops.

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