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Court upholds US state of Arkansas' dicamba ban

A court in the US state of Arkansas has dismissed Monsanto's challenge of a state prohibition on the spraying of dicamba herbicide between April 16th and October 31st.
United States Monsanto

Bayer challenges Russian FAS in court

Bayer has filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) over its investigation of Bayer’s planned takeover of Monsanto.

Russian Federation FAS

Enviros urge US court to cancel XtendiMax registration

The US EPA's registration of Monsanto's herbicide, XtendiMax (dicamba, diglycolamine salt), violated federal pesticide law and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and should be revoked, environmentalists said last week in a filing with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

United States EPA

Judicial panel consolidates US dicamba lawsuits

A US judicial panel has decided to consolidate an array of lawsuits filed in several states against Monsanto, BASF and DuPont (part of DowDuPont) for alleged harm to non-target crops from dicamba herbicides.
United States Herbicides & PGRs

Monsanto to launch defence of Brazilian Intacta patent by March

Monsanto is to file its defence in the next few weeks against a Brazilian lawsuit seeking to cancel the company’s patent for its genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybean technology.
Monsanto Legal

Brazil patent office advises voiding Intacta patent

Brazil’s industrial property agency, the INPI, has found that Monsanto’s patent for its genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybean technology should be declared void.
Brazil Legal

US class action alleges Monsanto conspired to drive demand for dicamba-tolerant traits

A US soybean farmer has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Monsanto, alleging that the company is engaged in an "anti-competitive scheme" with other agrochemical manufacturers to push sales of its genetically modified dicamba herbicide-tolerant seed traits.
United States BASF

US legal fight heats up over California glyphosate cancer listing

Agrochemical and agricultural interests challenging the US state of California's decision to add the herbicide, glyphosate, to its list of cancer-causing chemicals are urging a federal court to block the listing while their lawsuit is under review.

United States Legal

Indian competition body fines Monsanto for probe response delays

The Competition Commission of India has imposed a fine of Rs 15 million ($230,000) on Monsanto for being too slow in replying to questions in a competition probe against it.
India Legal

US Supreme Court ignores Dow's $455 million appeal against Bayer

The US Supreme Court has declined to consider Dow AgroSciences' (part of DowDuPont) appeal of a lower court ruling that requires it to pay Bayer’s Crop Science division some $455 million for violating a patent agreement related to a gene used to convey tolerance to the herbicide, glufosinate-ammonium.

United States Legal

US court issues azoxystrobin injunction

A US district court has issued an injunction against the US generic agrochemical company, Willowood (Roseburg, Oregon), to prevent it from importing or selling the strobilurin fungicide, azoxystrobin, manufactured from a process that infringes a Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) patent. 
Legal Syngenta

Taminco and Arysta in confidentiality case against EFSA

A lawsuit disputing the confidentiality of data on proposed hazard classifications in a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) peer review of the fungicide, thiram, has been initiated by Belgian chemical company Taminco and Arysta LifeScience. 
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