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Jury Awards Nearly $218 Million to Kansas Corn Producers


In The First Syngenta GMO Corn Class Action Lawsuit

A Kansas jury sided with Kansas corn producers in the first of eight certified state class action lawsuits. The U.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. After a half day of deliberation, the jury found Syngenta negligent and awarded $217,700,000 in compensatory damages to the class of more than 7,000 Kansas corn growers, who were represented in the lawsuit by four Kansas corn producer plaintiffs. (Five Star Farms et al v. Syngenta AG et al, No. 2:14-cv-02571)

The Kansas plaintiffs alleged they suffered significant economic damages when Syngenta sold two genetically modified strains of its corn seed – Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade – to the U.S. market prior to China approving them. China, a major importer of U.S. corn, began refusing all shipments of U.S. corn in 2013 after a genetic trait found in Viptera – MIR162 – was detected in shipments from the United States. The genetic trait at the time was not approved in China. With the loss of the Chinese market, corn growers in Kansas and across the United States saw the price of corn plummet and suffered long-lasting economic damage, according to the lawsuit.

The plaintiffs were represented by Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP and The AW Smith Law Firm P.C.

The four co-lead counsel issued a statement: The verdict is great news for corn farmers in Kansas and corn growers throughout the country who were seriously hurt by Syngenta’s actions. This is only the beginning. We look forward to pursuing justice for thousands more corn farmers in the months ahead.

The Kansas class action lawsuit, which began June 5, was heard in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. It is the first of eight state class action lawsuits certified in this Multi-District Litigation so far. The other certified state class action lawsuits involve Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota corn producers. Numerous other state class action lawsuits in this matter are awaiting certification.

Nationwide, losses to U.S. corn growers due to the loss of the Chinese market are estimated to exceed $5 billion.

If you are a corn producer and have not signed up to be part of the class action lawsuit against Syngenta, it’s not too late, but time IS running out. Use our contact form to send us your information. A representative will be in touch with you soon to explain how easy it is to file your claim today. Don't miss out while other corn farmers are collecting on market losses.

Syngenta Agrees to Pay More Than $1.4 Billion To Farmers in Corn Accord

Syngenta AG has agreed to pay more than $1.4 billion to over 100,000 U.S. farmers who complained that the marketing of the company's genetically modified corn seeds shut them out of the Chinese market, according to people familiar with the deal.

Source: Bloomberg

The First of Eight Class Action Lawsuits Against Syngenta Returns $217,700,000 Verdict

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 approved for import by the Chinese government.

Source: Harvest Public Media

Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation

This United States District Court document relates to all cases.

US Corn Farmers Response to Motion to Dismiss

This United States District Court document relates to all producer and non-producer plaintiffs amended class action master complaints

Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation Scheduling Order Number 2

This United States District Court document relates to all cases.

I Grew Syngenta's Viptera or Duracade. Do I Have a Claim Against Syngenta?

You might have a claim against Syngenta. However, these lawsuits only involve farmers who did not purchase or plant Syngenta's Viptera or Duracade.

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

A Kansas federal judge has ruled that hundreds of thousands of corn farmers' claims against Syngenta may proceed as a class action. The Court's ruling will make it easier and less expensive for farmers to pursue their claims against Syngenta.

The National Grain and Feed Association

We understand that Syngenta's actions have cost you lost income. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimates that several billion in economic losses have been sustained by the U.S. corn producers. NGFA and other grain trade groups and experts estimate that U.S.corn prices would have been 11 to 20 cents per bushel higher if the Viptera and Duricade trade disruption with China had not occurred. The impact on corn producers across the U.S. corn sector amounts to billions in lost revenue.

SYNGENTA'S DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORT A DEAL WHERE THE CHINA NATIONAL CHEMICAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, KNOWN AS CHEMCHINA, WOULD PURCHASE AND TAKEOVER SYNGENTA FOR 43 BILLION DOLLARS.

Source: CHEMISTRYWORLD

If ChemChina buys Syngenta, it will be the biggest takeover of an overseas company by China. Syngenta CEO John Ramsay said, "The takeover will allow Syngenta to maintain and expand their position as a world leader in crop protection and seeds." A focus on gaining market share in China will also be a focus. 67% of Syngenta's shareholders would need to support the deal and it still wouldn't come until late 2016. Regulators and shareholders could still get in the way of the acquisition.


NEWS THAT CHINA HAS FINALLY APPROVED MIR162 FOR ACCEPTANCE- READ THE LATEST NEWS AND WATCH THE VIDEO

Source: AGWEB

China has finally agreed to accept imports of Syngenta's Viptera MIR 162 corn. Syngenta applied for the approvals almost five years ago and faces numerous lawsuits, for selling the seed before the approvals came in. The seed giant has been dealing with an exporting roadblock since 2013, when China rejected U.S. shipments containing the Viptera corn, supposedly due to its unapproved MIR 162 trait.

SYNGENTA IS LOCKED IN MUTLIPLE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS WITH MORE COMING, FOR POISONING THE EXPORT CORN WELL

Source: AGWEB

Large corn handler and exporter Cargill is just one of many companies that have filed a lawsuit against the Swedish company Syngenta. These lawsuits claim that Cargill has suffered $90 million dollars in losses due to China refusing all of the U.S. seed export because of Syngenta's premature release of a corn trait MIR162, which has yet to be approved by the third largest importer of U.S. corn.

SYNGENTA'S UNAPPROVED MIR162 CORN TRAIT HAS CRIPPLED THE U.S.'s BILLION DOLLAR CORN EXPORT AND THE LAWSUITS ARE PILING UP

Source: The Legal Broadcast Network

U.S. corn farmers, grain handlers and large exporters in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota have filed class action lawsuits in federal courts. Syngenta's premature release of a genetically engineered corn seed, before getting all of the proper approvals, is causing a lot of problems in the billion dollar business of corn.

GRAY, RITTER & GRAHAM OF ST. LOUIS FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SYNGENTA

Source: Gray, Ritter & Graham P.C.

Law firm files class action lawsuits, on behalf of U.S. corn farmers in 10 different states, against Swedish seed company Syngenta. The lawsuit alleges that Syngenta sold farmers Agrisure Duracade and Agrisure Viptera. These corn seeds contain a genetic trait known as MIR162, which are unapproved overseas.

TRANS COASTAL SUPPLY CO. IS SO UPSET THEY HAVE ALSO FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST SYNGENTA FOR THEIR CARELESS ACT OF SELLING THEIR VIPTERA CORN SEED TO US FARMERS WITHOUT HAVING PRIOR APPROVAL FROM BEIJING CHINA

Source: Reuters

Trans Coastal Supply Co. says in court documents that losses for them are at $41 million dollars and climbing because of Syngenta's careless and premature release of the Agrisure Viptera Seed. The major exporter of livestock and feed products is just one of many companies that are suffering losses due to the crippled export corn market.

SYNGENTA SUES BUNGE OVER REFUSING TO ACCEPT THEIR VIPTERA CORN THAT CONTAINS THE CORN TRAIT MIR162, COURTS RULE IN BUNGE's FAVOR

Source: Reuters

Among all of the lawsuits, Syngenta sued Bunge over their decision to refuse their corn that had not been approved in China. A district court ruled in favor of Bunge in 2012.

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