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William B. Chaney

Gray Reed & McGraw

Bill has recovered a significant amount on behalf of clients prosecuting claims ranging from fraudulent investments to genetically modified crops.

Ph: 469.320.6031
wchaney@grayreed.com
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Don M. Downing

Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.

Don M. Downing is a former Missouri Chief Deputy Attorney General and managing partner of Gray, Ritter & Graham’s St. Louis office.

Ph:  314.241.5620
ddowning@grgpc.com
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Scott A. Powell

Hare Wynn Newell & Newton

As co-lead counsel in the oil royalty litigation in eastern Texas, Scott won the highest recovery in the history of the False Claims Act.

Ph: 205.328.5330
scott@hwnn.com
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Patrick J. Stueve

Stueve Siegel Hanson

Patrick J. Stueve has been recognized by his peers as one of the top commercial trial lawyers in the country for his efforts over the past 25 years.

Ph: 816.714.7110
stueve@stuevesiegel.com
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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.

We are a team of four law firms appointed by the Court Co-Lead Counsel in the litigation pending against Syngenta in Kansas City, Kansas.  Our group represents over farmers and farming entities in 22 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Members of our team also served as Co-Lead Counsel and in other leadership positions for thousands of rice farmers and others in the rice industry, in similar litigation against Bayer relating to Liberty Link Rice.  Our leadership efforts culminated in a $750 million settlement on behalf of all rice farmers.

Below is the team of lawyers from Gray Reed, Hare Wynn, Gray Ritter and Stueve Siegel that are representing corn farmers in the class action lawsuit against Syngenta.

Here is the order concerning appointment of co-lead counsel.