The Percy Schmeiser vs. Monsanto trial will end Wednesday in Saskatoon. The 69 year-old farmer is accused of growing Roundup-Ready Canola without paying for it.
Monsanto owns the rights to the genetically modified seed. It's asking for $25,000 in damages, plus court costs and all of Schmeiser's 1998 profits. If the farmer is found guilty, he could be ordered to pay more than $400,000.
Roger Hughs is one of Monsanto's lawyers. He says it may be easier for the company to win this case because it's a civil matter.
"Beyond a reasonable doubt is a criminal matter; on the balance of probabilities is civil," Hughs says. "You may recall the O.J. Simpson trial where he was held not guilty on the criminal case, but guilty in the civil case. That's the difference there."
Hughs argues that all the evidence presented shows that Schmeiser deliberately grew the special canola.
Schmeiser denies the claim. His lawyer will make final arguments on Wednesday.
A ruling is not expected right away.