Farmers to Recover Damages from Syngenta

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

Swier Law Firm recently joined several other leading law firms in the major corn-growing states by filing a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to recover losses that arose from the seed-and-chemical company's move to sell biotech seeds before the corn was approved by Chinese authorities.

The lawsuit, recently filed in the United States Federal District Court - District of South Dakota, alleges that U.S. corn farmers have been damaged by Syngenta's premature release of genetically-engineered MIR 162 corn seed, also known as Agrisure Viptera, into the U.S. market before the seed received import approval from China, a key export market.

Swier Law Firm's class action joins a nationwide class of corn farmers who grew, harvested, and sold non-MIR162 corn on a commercial basis since 2013, as well as on behalf of corn farmers in South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.