June 11, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday dismissed a suit against Monsanto challenging its patents on genetically modified seeds. The suit was filed by farmers that have no desire to sow the genetically modified seeds as a preemptive action against Monsanto, which has a lengthy ...[read more]
May 13, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Bowman v. Monsanto that a farmer who buys patented seeds may not reproduce them through planting and harvesting without the patent holder's permission. Monsanto holds a patent on genetically-modified seeds that utilize Roundup Ready technology. The ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Millbrook v. US that the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and exceptions to it, waive the immunity of prison guards who commit intentional torts that are within the scope of their authority. The text of 28 USC 2680 lists exceptions for which t... ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in Bowman v. Monsanto on the scope of a Monsanto patent on genetically-modified seeds that utilizes Roundup Ready technology. The seeds are altered to "self replicate," which means that the more one plants the seeds, additional seeds will be produced. ...[read more]
October 9, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Friday granted seven new cases. In Bowman v. Monsanto Co., the court will review the scope of a Monsanto patent on genetically-modified seeds that utilizes Roundup Ready technology. The seeds are altered to "self replicate," which means that the more one plants the seeds... ...[read more]
March 23, 2011
by Daniel Makosky
European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi on Tuesday issued an opinion declaring that a French ban on cultivating genetically modified (GM) crops is illegal. In 2008, France sought to prohibit production within its borders of MON 810, a GM strain of maize developed by US- ...[read more]
June 21, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 7-1 in Monsanto Company v. Geerston Seed Farms that the district court abused its discretion when it issued a nationwide injunction against a genetically modified alfalfa seed. The district court sought to remedy a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) ...[read more]
April 27, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Monsanto Company v. Geertson Seed Farms on what conditions must be met to obtain a nationwide injunction prohibiting the planting of genetically engineered crops. The case arose over an injunction against the planting of Monsanto's... ...[read more]
April 27, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Monsanto Company v. Geertson Seed Farms on what conditions must be met to obtain a nationwide injunction prohibiting the planting of genetically engineered crops. The case arose over an injunction against the planting of Monsanto's... ...[read more]
January 26, 2006
by David Shucosky
The Seoul High Court on Thursday ordered Dow Chemical and Monsanto to pay $65.2 million in damages for the negligent manufacture of defoliants used during the Vietnam War, including Agent Orange. The money is to go to over 20,000 Korean veterans who were exposed to the chemicals. Dow and Monsanto ...[read more]

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