Thousands Of Corn Farmers In A GMO Corn Class-Action Lawsuit Allege Suffering Devastating Financial Losses After China Banned Unapproved Bioengineered Corn.
The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are currently representing hundreds of corn farmers the GMO Corn lawsuits and is advising of the April 1st filing deadline. Thousands of corn farmers as well as non-corn producers nationwide have filed lawsuits against Syngenta AG alleging that they suffered billions of dollars in losses over the company’s genetically modified (GMO) corn seed. The losses were the result of China, the third leading market for U.S. corn, rejecting the GMO corn seed which the company shipped without first receiving approval from China’s regulatory officials, according to the complaints. (GMO Corn Class-Action Lawsuit – In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 GMO Corn Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2591)
“The farmers have a choice of seeking justice for the substantial losses they suffered either by remaining in the class-action lawsuit or pursuing lawsuits of their own,” says the firm’s Syngenta attorneys. To speak with one of Wright & Schulte’s experienced attorneys, call 1-800-399-0795 or visit yourlegalhelp.com for more information on filing a Syngenta lawsuit.
A nationwide GMO Corn class-action lawsuit consisting of at least 440,000 farmers was certified in September by Judge John Lungstrum, who is managing the Syngenta litigation in the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. In an order issued in September, Judge Lungstrum found that any farmer who priced corn for sale after November 18, 2013, could be members of the GMO Corn class-action lawsuit and granted damages as a group.
The GMO Corn class-action lawsuit states that farmers did not use Syngenta’s products, but their non-GMO corn was commingled with GMO corn, resulting in China banning all U.S. corn. Besides the nationwide class, Judge Lungstrum also certified statewide class-action lawsuits in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota. (In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 GMO Corn Lawsuit Litigation – MDL No. 2591) Syngenta opposed the class-action certifications and unsuccessfully appealed Judge Lungstrum’s decision to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
The corn lawsuits against Syngenta stemmed from the company’s commercialized Agrisure Viptera corn. In 2009, Syngenta added the MIR162 trait to protect crops against corn-eating insects and to support significant crop yield gains. The GMO corn seed complaints state Syngenta sought approval of its corn seed from China in March 2010. While waiting for China’s decision, Syngenta created Event 5307 to commercialized its Agrisure Duracade corn seed. In November 2013, China detected traces of the MIR162 trait in the corn seed and began rejecting U.S. corn shipments. China did not approve the bioengineered corn seed products until December 2014. The Kansas City Star reported that farmers claim they lost between $5-$7 billion in current and future revenue as a result of China’s rejection of U.S. corn. (GMO Corn Class-Action Lawsuit – In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 GMO Corn Lawsuits Litigation – MDL No. 2591)[kansascity.com/news/business/article104515111.html]
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