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Riceland Foods wins $137 million from Bayer for genetic contamination

By Leigh Kreimeier
Stuttgart Daily Leader

Stuttgart, Ark.  The circuit court jury awarded $16.9 million in total damages Friday — laying blame at 70 percent for Bayer Crop Science and 30 percent for Riceland Foods — resulting in $11.9 million for Riceland Foods. Riceland also received $125 million in punitive damages.

The jury deliberated from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday in the 19-day trial that began Feb. 22 in the Arkansas County Circuit Courtroom in Stuttgart.

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