Lead Counsel – In Re Syngenta AG Corn Litigation in the United State District Court
Representing plaintiffs in the lawsuits against Syngenta seeking damages for commercializing its GMO Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade corn seed before the product obtained import approval from China.
Why You’re Here
If you have arrived here, you are probably a corn farmer feeling the financial impact of Syngenta’s bioengineered corn. Recently filed lawsuits allege that Syngenta knowingly marketed two genetically modified strains of corn that caused the price of corn to plummet. That affects you, your farm and your family.
We understand that Syngenta’s actions have cost you lost income. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimates that several billion in economic losses have been sustained by the U.S. corn producers. NGFA and other grain trade groups and experts estimate that U.S.corn prices would have been 11 to 20 cents per bushel higher if the Viptera and Duricade trade disruption with China had not occurred. The impact on corn producers across the U.S. corn sector amounts to billions in lost revenue.
The Court has approved notice to be distributed via U.S. Mail to corn farmers who may be members of the certified nationwide and eight state classes. Co-Lead Counsel anticipate that this notice will be mailed before the end of 2016.
A Kansas federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over genetically modified corn seed that allegedly tainted U.S. exports tossed Syngenta AG’s third-party claims that corn distributors negligently handled the corn and shipped it to China.
We understand that this problem endangers your livelihood. In fact, the National Grain and Feed Association estimated in an April report that rejected shipments had directly cost grain companies $427 million, and said the total losses to U.S. agriculture, including the impact on prices and other factors, exceeded $1 billion.