We Represent Corn Farmers Against Syngenta.
Contact Us: Richard Coffman: 409-833-7700 or Mitchell Toups: 409-832-1800
If you grew corn in America, you have been damaged.
BREAKING NEWS - SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT GAME CHANGER
On April 5, 2017, the Kansas City federal judge dismissed the lone legal claim on which the national class action was based. This is a Syngenta corn lawsuit game changer. There no longer is a national class action protecting the legal rights of corn producers who chose to stay in the Syngenta corn lawsuit class action and not opt out. Unless corn producers are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota—where state class actions are certified—the only way they can participate in the Syngenta corn lawsuit and share in any recovery is to hire a lawyer and file an individual case.
We represent over 7000 individual plaintiffs with individual cases in the Syngenta corn lawsuit, including 15 of the 48 test case plaintiffs. If you don’t have a lawyer, we would be pleased to represent you. Under our contingent fee Contract, we will advance all expenses. There is no up-front out-of-pocket cost to you. And we don’t get paid unless you get paid. Check out our Digital Online Contract. Or print the PDF version.
Questions? Call or email us. We will take your call and answer your questions. We are here to help. This is going to be a great year for U.S. corn farmers with individual cases on file in the Syngenta corn lawsuit. Should a settlement be announced, it is quite possible it may only be available to corn producers with individual cases are on file. Don’t be left behind. Complete and return your Contract today, so we may file your individual case and protect your legal rights.
THE SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT IN A NUTSHELL
In late 2010, Syngenta began selling a new GMO corn seed—Agrisure Viptera—containing the MIR 162 trait before it was approved by China. China ultimately detected MIR 162 in U.S. corn shipments in November 2013. As a result, China, the third-largest U.S. corn export market at the time, refused to accept U.S. corn—thereby driving down corn prices and damaging U.S. corn producers.
Syngenta later marketed and sold another GMO corn seed—Agrisure Duracade—containing both MIR 162 and a new GMO trait, Event 5307. While MIR 162 was ultimately approved by China, Event 5307 never has been, thereby prolonging U.S. corn farmers’ economic agony. The U.S. corn market has yet to fully recover.
Every U.S. farmer who has grown corn for market since 2013 has been damaged, has a claim, and may participate in the corn lawsuit to recover money damages from Syngenta. U.S. corn farmers have a claim even if they did not plant Syngenta corn seed because Syngenta’s actions tainted the entire U.S. corn crop in China’s eyes.
THE SYNGENTA CORN LITIGATION LANDSCAPE
Many corn lawsuits have been filed. They are centered in federal court in Kansas City, and in state courts in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and southern Illinois.
There are two “camps” in the Syngenta corn litigation—the class action camp and the individual plaintiff camp. There are over 50,000 corn farmers in the individual plaintiff camp.
In 2016, the Kansas City federal court certified a national class action on a single federal claim, and eight state sub-classes on various state law claims—Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota. The court, however, did not certify state law sub-classes for the other forty-two states.
The Minnesota state court subsequently certified a state law class consisting only of Minnesota corn producers.
Thereafter, Syngenta appealed both class certification rulings. In December 2016, the federal court of appeals affirmed the national class certification.
WE DO NOT REPRESENT THE SYNGENTA CORN LAWSUIT CLASS ACTION. WE ONLY REPRESENT INDIVIDUAL PLAINTIFFS ON A CONTINGENT FEE BASIS
We only represent individual plaintiffs with individual cases on a contingent fee basis—which means we will advance all expenses. There is no up-front out-of-pocket cost to you. Under our Contract, we don’t get paid unless you get paid. Check out our Digital Online Contract. Or print the PDF version.
We are experienced agricultural litigators with national law practices. We currently represent over 7000 U.S. corn producers in 41 states in the Syngenta corn litigation. We are heavily involved, representing 15 of the 48 test case plaintiffs. We have the experience, organization, manpower, and resources to represent you.
We are not referral lawyers. If you hire us, you get us—not someone else. We will personally handle your case.
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