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BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota Class Action Trial Postponed; Plaintiffs’ Settlement Negotiation Committee Appointed

The Minnesota state court class action trial, which was scheduled to begin on August 14, has been postponed until September 11, 2017. Not coincidentally, the judge in the Kansas City federal MDL proceeding, in conjunction with the judges of the other courts in which cases are filed, appointed a small subset of plaintiffs’ counsel to serve as a “Plaintiffs’ Settlement Negotiation Committee to work toward a fair and expeditious resolution” of the litigation. Today is another good day for U.S. corn producers.

Syngenta Settles Second Corn Lawsuit Test Case Trial

Syngenta has settled the second corn lawsuit test case trial involving an individual Nebraska corn farmer. The trial was set to begin in Minneapolis state court on July 10. Next up is the August 14 trial of the Minnesota state class action where farmers seek more than $600 million in damages. Nationwide settlement momentum is building for all U.S. corn farmers. Now is the time to get in the game and file an individual claim in the Syngenta corn lawsuit if you have not done so already.


In the first of a series of trials, a Kansas City federal court jury, on June 23, awarded a class of over 7,000 Kansas corn farmers $217.7 million in damages against Syngenta for prematurely releasing its Viptera and Duracade GMO corn seed before the seed was approved by China—thereby depressing U.S. corn prices. June 23 was a good day for U.S. corn farmers seeking justice for Syngenta’s wrongful actions.

Two more Syngenta corn lawsuit trials are scheduled to begin in July and August in a Minnesota state court—with more trials on the horizon. So why is this important to you? Because these trials are designed to convince Syngenta that this is serious litigation and it faces substantial liability if it does not compensate all damaged U.S. corn farmers. The Kansas verdict sent a strong message to Syngenta.

While it may take a few more similar verdicts to get Syngenta to the bargaining table, the corn litigation is certainly moving in the right direction. If you have grown and sold corn since 2013, you have been damaged and have a claim. If you have been sitting on the sidelines, now is the time to get in the game and file your case. A nationwide settlement of the Syngenta corn lawsuit could be announced at any time.

The national class action was dismissed in April. Unless you are a corn producer in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota—where certified state class actions exist—the only way to protect your legal rights and share in any settlement is to hire a lawyer and file an individual case. It’s not too late. But it could be soon.

This is going to be a great year for U.S. corn farmers with individual cases filed 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 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. Why risk it?


We represent over 7100 corn producers in 42 states who have filed individual cases in the Syngenta corn lawsuit, including 15 of the 48 test case plaintiffs. We are not the class action lawyers.
We are experienced agricultural litigators with national law practices. We are not referral lawyers. If you hire us, you get us—not someone else. We will personally handle your case. We have the experience, organization, manpower, and resources to represent you.

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.

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