Bloomberg Law
Nov. 17, 2022, 6:53 PMUpdated: Nov. 18, 2022, 5:45 PM

Bayer Lawsuits Sent to Texas Counties Where Vineyards Grow (1)

Janet Miranda
Janet Miranda

Texas vintners suing Bayer CropScience LP and other chemical companies for grape damage allegedly caused by a vaporized form of dicamba herbicide must litigate their claims in the same county as their property, and not where they filed suit, a state appeals court said.

Texas law allows actions for recovery of real property to be brought only in the location of the property. It also defines real property as anything growing out of the land, thus the claims brought by 57 vineyard owners and four grape processors must be moved to their respective home counties, the Texas Court of Appeals, ...