This issue is a top priority in some of the country’s top corn-producing states, and has impacted our clients and communities.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 10, 2015
Tapella & Eberspacher LLC, a leading Midwest personal injury law firm that handles cases throughout Illinois and Missouri, announced today that it will be entering a strategic alliance with two widely respected law firms -- Terre Haute, Indiana-based Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, and St. Louis, Missouri-based Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, -- in litigation against the international agribusiness company Syngenta.
“This alliance brings together the strength and resources of three preeminent Midwest law firms in litigation that affects farmers throughout the region,” commented Tapella & Eberspacher LLC’s Bill Tapella.
According to court documents the litigation involves allegations that Syngenta misled US corn growers that its insect-resistant strain of corn MIR 162 – sold as “Viptera” and “Duracade” – would be approved by China, a vital importer of American corn. Per this expectation, thousands of US farmers purchased and planted MIR 162.
China has delayed the approval of MIR 162, and, as a result of cross contamination of US corn exports with that genetic modification, has significantly reduced importing US corn. As a result, US farmers, distributors and exporters have suffered billions of dollars in losses, while the excess supply of corn in the US market has depressed prices domestically and internationally.
“This issue is a top priority in some of the country’s top corn-producing states, and has impacted our clients and communities,” commented Tapella. “Corn is one of the most important crops in this country’s agricultural industry. Agriculture is an influential industry in our communities, and many of our clients, friends and neighbors are farmers and corn growers.”
Continued Mr. Tapella: “Along with the dedicated, skilled and proven experts at both Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, and Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, we are committed to helping rebuild a future for these growers.”
Additional information on issues related to the Syngenta lawsuit is available on the Tapella & Eberspacher LLC website at: http://www.foryourjustice.com/syngenta-lawyer.
For all other information contact (855) 522-5291 or email attorneys(at)foryourjustice(dot)com.
About Tapella & Eberspacher LLC
Tapella & Eberspacher LLC’s superior reputation for quality, personal service and results is the foundation for the firm’s premier status. Based in Illinois and handling cases throughout Illinois and Missouri, the firm’s lawyers focus on personal injury, including medical malpractice, auto accidents, trucking accidents, personal injury, nursing home negligence and dangerous products. The firm’s reputation for handling complex litigation also makes it a top referral choice among other law firms.
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*Reference Case No. 14-md-2591-JWL-JPO, filed In The United States District Court for the District of Kansas. IN RE: Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation. MDL NO: 2591