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Kansas Jury Sides With Farmers In Syngenta Lawsuit, Awards $218M

Article from Harvest Public Media By Amy Mayer & Dan Margolies A federal jury in Kansas City, Kansas, awarded nearly $218 million to Kansas corn farmers after finding seed giant Syngenta AG was negligent when it introduced strains of genetically engineered corn seed into the marketplace that were not [...]

Kansas Jury Verdict

The following jury verdict was issued June 23, 2017 in the Kansas Class Trial: 5HJ3473-2017 06-23 (3304) Verdict Form

Jury Awards Nearly $218MM to Kansas Corn Producers

A Kansas jury sided with Kansas corn producers in the first of eight certified state class action lawsuits involving the nation’s corn growers’ claims that Switzerland-based Syngenta’s actions with its genetically modified strains of corn led to the loss of an important market for U.S. corn and causing them economic harm.

Summary Judgment

The Court’s April 5th summary judgment ruling rejected Syngenta’s efforts to blame others (including even corn farmers) for Syngenta’s own negligent conduct in commercializing Viptera.

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Kansas Jury Sides With Farmers In Syngenta Lawsuit, Awards $218M

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Article from Harvest Public Media By Amy Mayer & Dan Margolies A federal jury in Kansas [...]

U.S. Corn Use Projections Up 4% to Create Record Demand

May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

According to the USDA's World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, the U.S. corn industry may see [...]

Farmers Plant Fewer Genetically Modified Crops in 2015

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

APRIL 13, 2016 Despite rapid and steady growth of genetically modified crops since 1996, 2015 showed a [...]

Press Releases

The Tenth Circuit Denies Syngenta’s Attempt to Appeal the Order Granting Class Certification

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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.

U.S. District Judge Certifies Syngenta Corn Case as Class Action

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

A Kansas federal judge has ruled that hundreds of thousands of corn farmers’ claims against Syngenta may proceed as a class action.

Ruling Means Syngenta Corn Multidistrict Litigation May Proceed Forward Towards Trial

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent ruling by a Kansas federal judge cleared the [...]

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