Corn farmers and others with close ties to the grain industry are seeking compensation for several years of financial losses in a class-action lawsuit involving genetically altered corn seed. The potential class-action suit could provide relief to thousands who claim they suffered financial loss due to the genetically modified product. Colorado Syngenta corn lawyers are assisting farmers, exporters, and others who claim that they have lost billions of dollars as a result of the modified corn.
If you grow corn, regardless of whether you used Syngenta seed, contact us for more information. Attorney Group for Colorado can help you understand your options. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated GMO corn lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Farmers And Others Are Trying To Recoup Billions In Lost Revenue
Corn farmers across the nation are awaiting word about whether a class-action lawsuit will move ahead against Swiss biotechnology giant Syngenta, a company currently facing nearly 2,000 separate lawsuits. At the center of the controversy, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, are claims by exporters, farmers and grain handlers who allege that Syngenta’s use of a genetically altered corn seed hindered sales between the U.S. and China.
China has an existing policy that it must test a genetically altered product before it will buy it. However, this testing was not done prior to the release of Syngenta’s modified seed into the U.S. market. As such, China refused to buy the corn and $1 to $3 billion worth of revenue was lost.
In September 2015, a U.S. District Judge refused a Syngenta request to dismiss the case, instead determining the lawsuits would move forward. A federal court panel had already decided in December 2014 to consolidate all of the Syngenta cases in a Kansas court and in October 2015 a judge decided to first try a small number of representative bellwether cases to “to determine the nature and strength of the claims.” Four farmers and two plaintiffs representing non-farmer agribusinesses will go to trial first in the test cases, the first of which is scheduled for trial in June 2017.
Affected Parties May be Entitled to Compensation
Farmers who have lost money as a result of Syngenta selling genetically engineered corn seed are filing Syngenta GMO corn lawsuits. Whether or not a farmer used GMO corn seed, their harvest may have been contaminated, rejected or sold at a lower price as a result of Syngenta’s actions. Plaintiffs include exporters, corn farmers, brokers, grain silos, resellers and others involved in the corn chain of distribution. Corn farmers who did not use Syngenta corn seed may also be able to pursue a claim.
People who have been affected by Syngenta GMO corn are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified Syngenta corn lawsuit attorney so that they can be informed of their legal rights.
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