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Syngenta Lawsuits Proceed Despite China’s Approval of Viptera Corn

Lawsuits against Syngenta AG will progress despite news that China has approved the company’s genetically modified Viptera corn seed for import. Syngenta currently faces over 160 lawsuits brought on behalf of farmers and commodity traders who claim they suffered catastrophic financial losses when China rejected U.S. corn shipments that contained Viptera seed.

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 and we can help.

What’s the Problem?

On Dec. 29, 2014, more than 160 Syngenta corn lawsuits were transferred to the newly-created multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Kansas, adding to the 9 original Viptera corn lawsuits. Farms and other agricultural entities from over 15 U.S. states that have filed complaints against Syngenta are now part of the MDL in Kansas, according to court documents.

It was announced on Dec. 18 that China had finally approved Syngenta’s MIR 162, commonly known as Agrisure Viptera, a genetically-modified corn seed engineered to be herbicide resistant, or “Roundup Ready.” Lawsuits allege that farms and commodity traders suffered economic losses as a result of Syngenta’s introduction of MIR 162 to the U.S. market prior to Chinas approval of the seed.

According to a transfer order dated Dec. 11, Syngenta’s Viptera corn seeds entered U.S. stocks prior to being approved for import by the Chinese government, which had imposed a complete ban on U.S. corn with this trait. Plaintiffs are corn growers and grain exporters who suffered economic losses resulting from China’s ban on MIR162 corn. All actions involve common factual questions regarding Syngenta’s decision to commercialize Viptera corn seed in the absence of Chinese approval.

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.

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