A federal district judge in Kansas has ruled that Syngenta lawsuits on behalf of farmers, grain handlers and exporters who assert they were economically harmed by GMO corn can advance to trial. The lawsuits allege that Syngenta was negligent in the timing, scope and manner of commercializing genetically modified corn (GMO) in the U.S. knowing that China had not yet approved the corn, Syngenta corn lawsuit attorneys note.
If you grow corn and recently suffered financial hardships, you may have a claim against Syngenta. Attorney Group for Kansas can help you determine if you have a claim with no out-of-pocket costs from you. If you have a claim, Attorney Group for Kansas can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a Syngenta corn lawsuit on your behalf and assist you throughout the legal process.
Court Rules that Syngenta Was in Breach of Duty of Care
According to agweb.com, the farmers and their attorneys believe that China’s rejection of U.S. GMO corn led to an interruption in trade with China and affected commodity prices, causing economic damages of between $1 billion to nearly $3 billion to farmers and others affected by the markets. China said at the time it had not approved the GMO corn and placed a full import ban on all U.S. grown corn.
In a 120-page ruling, the U.S. District Judge reviewed the arguments and claims made by farmers and others in 22 different states to conclude which laws or precedents apply and which do not. The judge ruled that Syngenta was in breach of duty of care when it sold its GMO corn without first receiving approval from the Chinese authorities, the website reported.
Affected Parties May be Entitled to Compensation
Farmers who have lost money as a result of Syngenta selling genetically engineered corn seed are joining forces to file 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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