Happy Friday. Here is the weekly update of news and events.Read More
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This post should not be construed as legal advice
Many of you have received letters requesting you join a class-action lawsuit involving Syngenta’s Viptera corn and are fully aware of the on-going suit. In 2015, the trial judge found that Syngenta potentially owed a duty of care to the farmers currently suing. Syngenta then filed a third-party complaint against a group of grain handlers (Cargill, ADM, and Rail Transfer) claiming the handlers were negligent for failing to segregate Viptera corn to prevent it from being shipped to China. For more on this see Potential Ramifications of Agrisure Viptera Class Action Litigation. This third-party complaint was dismissed recently due to the Grain Standards Act (GSA) preempting Syngenta’s claims.Read More
I have previously posted on the class action lawsuit brought against Syngenta; see Are You Currently Suing Syngenta? Quick Overview of Current Agrisure Viptera® Class Action Litigation. Back in September, the court rejected Syngenta’s motion to dismiss the claims for failure to state a claim that relief could be granted. For more information on that, see Kristine A. Tidgren, Most of Syngenta Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss . . . What’s Next? (September 29, 2015).Read More
This post should not be construed as legal advice. This post originally appeared in Lancaster Farming on Jan. 2, 2016 (Southern Edition, Vol. 61, No. 13). A variation of this post also appeared in the Delmarva Farmer on Dec. 20th.
Happy New Year, to everyone reading this. Recently, many of you have begun to receive letters involving a class action lawsuit involving Syngenta. The lawsuits stem from Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera® which contains the MR162 genetic trait aimed at the control of armyworms.Read More
Happy December, everyone. Here's our weekly roundup of news and events.Read More