Lawsuits filed over Syngenta GMO corn seed have been centralized in U.S. District Court in Kansas as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL), according to a transfer order dated Dec. 11, 2014. The complaints were filed on behalf of agricultural companies that allegedly suffered economic losses as a result of the presence of the genetic trait MIR162 in the American corn supply.
Free Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Evaluation: If you are a corn farmer, grain elevator operator or corn exporter that has been harmed by Syngenta, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Syngenta AG and we can help.
What’s the Problem?
According to court documents, plaintiffs allege that Syngenta made false claims in order to convince farmers to plant Agrisure Viptera, a genetically-modified corn seed, prior to its approval in China. Specifically, Syngenta launched a “Plant with Confidence” marketing campaign designed to assure farmers that China’s decision to approve Viptera was imminent, and that the product could be safely planted alongside other corn seed.
In a Reuters article published Dec. 15, a Syngenta representative stated that the company expects China to approve Viptera in the near future. However, this announcement may be wishful thinking rather than a reliable indicator that approval is imminent.
As of Feb. 2014, at least 270 cases have been included in the MDL, according to Law 360. The Syngenta Corn Seed Multidistrict Litigation is: In Re: Syngenta Ag MIR162 Corn Litigation, MDL No. 2591, U.S. District Court in Kansas.
20 States Join Syngenta Corn Class Action Lawsuits
Twenty more states including Illinois, Colorado and Minnesota have joined class action lawsuits already in progress in Kansas and Missouri against Syngenta AG, according to Law 360. The 20 states now included in the class actions represent 86% of the corn planted in the U.S. in 2014. Click here to learn more.
China Approves Import of Syngenta Viptera Corn
Dec. 17, 2014 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that China had officially approved imports of Syngenta’s genetically modified Agrisure Viptera corn. Industry sources said China’s approval of the corn seed was due to a warmer political climate between the two countries since the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum last month, where the U.S. and China announced a joint plan to limit carbon emissions and made progress on eliminating duties on technology products. Click here to learn more.
Do I Have a Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Syngenta GMO Corn Seed Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you are a corn farmer, grain elevator, distributor or exporter who has sustained economic losses related to corn farming, distribution, domestic sales or export, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.