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Farmer v. Monsanto
On April 8, 2003, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a decision that prevents plaintiffs' attorneys from using South Carolina courts as forums for filing unwarranted nationwide class actions. The decision is a victory for WLF, which filed a brief in the case urging the court to cut back on class actions. The court agreed with WLF that a South Carolina law known as the Door Closing Statute prohibits class actions from including claims on behalf of out-of-state plaintiffs unless those plaintiffs' causes of action arose within South Carolina. This case was an effort by plaintiffs' attorneys to file a nationwide class action against Monsanto, alleging that genetically modified cotton seeds provided by Monsanto were defective.
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