Dicamba injury lawsuits from parts of 4 Midsouth and Midwest states have been consolidated to the federal eastern district of Missouri.
In all, at least 15 cases were included in the consolidation, according to a press release from Dover Dixon Horne PLLC, a Little Rock, Arkansas, which is one of the law firms involved in the actions.
Those cases had been filed in the eastern district of Arkansas, the southern district of Illinois, the district of Kansas and both the eastern and western districts of Missouri.
The cases will now be heard in the federal court of the eastern district of Missouri, which is based in St. Louis. Monsanto is one of the defendants in the suits, and the fact that its headquarters are in St. Louis was one of the reasons cited for channeling the cases to that location.
Along with Monsanto, suits were filed against BASF, DuPont and Pioneer.