Swier Law Firm Files Class Action on Behalf of South Dakota 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.

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