Syngenta Corn Lawsuit
Attention corn farmers: Did you produce corn in 2013 or 2014? If so, contact Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens, P.C. about a claim against corn-seed giant Syngenta.
The case involves promises that Syngenta made that it did not keep. Specifically, in 2010-2012, Syngenta represented that one of its genetically-modified traits of corn (MIR 162) had been approved for export by major U.S. trading partners, such as China and the European Union. The trait had not been approved, and Chinese regulators destroyed or banned shipments in which MIR 162 was detected. As a result of decreased demand, the price of corn fell from $7.00 per bushel in June 2013 to $3.25 per bushel in June 2014. The National Grain and Feed Association estimates that Syngenta’s conduct caused damages to all corn farmers in excess of $5 billion.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do I have a claim?
A: If you produced corn in 2013 or 2014, you have a claim against Syngenta.
Q: How much do I have to pay to participate?
A: Nothing. The retainer agreement between you and the attorneys handling this case is done on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we secure a recovery for you. The split is 60% for the farmer and 40% for the attorneys. The attorneys also pay the expenses, so your recovery will not be reduced by expenses out of your control. We do not initiate any chargebacks.
Q: What will the time commitment look like?
A: The time commitment for you is minimal. Once you are signed up, we will need some basic information about your farming operation: (1) a copy of your crop insurance records to verify bushels and share for 2013 and 2014, (2) your FSA form 578 that proves the acres you planted, and (3) grain receipts from 2013 and 2014.
Q: If I sign up, can I back out?
A: Yes. The retainer agreement allows us to pursue a claim on your behalf. If you are not satisfied with how we are managing your case, you can terminate the agreement at no cost.
Q: How long will this case last?
A: Our team has settled large cases like this in as quickly as 18 months, but it is possible that it will take longer. We make no claims or guarantees that we will win this case, but we believe we are the strongest team and are in the best position to serve you.