$1.51 Billion Settlement In Syngenta Corn Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Approved
On March 12, 2018, a $1.51 billion settlement was announced in the Syngenta corn class action. All corn growers, grain handling facilities and ethanol plants — as defined in the settlement agreement —across the country are covered by this settlement, including any U.S. farmers who opted out previously. Following a hearing on April 5, 2018, the Court entered an Order on April 10, 2018, preliminarily approving the Settlement Agreement. Pursuant to the Court’s Order, the Notice Administrator on May 11, 2018, will begin to notify all Class Members of the Settlement and provide detailed information regarding how to file a claim.
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.