St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 -- Syngenta corn lawsuits are being considered for possible consolidation* in a U.S. District Court by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, according to court documents reviewed by Syngenta corn attorneys at the Onder Law Firm. Syngenta Viptera lawsuits are on the schedule for oral arguments at the upcoming December hearing of the JPML, which will take place in Charleston, SC. Attorneys investigating national Syngenta corn lawsuits for the Onder Law Firm are currently accepting new claims through the firm’s Syngenta Viptera Corn Lawsuit Center website.
According to court documents, plaintiffs advocating for Syngenta corn lawsuit multidistrict litigation allege that “corn farmers, grain elevator operators, and corn exporters have all suffered significant economic damages as a result of Syngenta’s release, promotion, and commercialization of a certain genetically engineered corn trait – MIR162 – into the United States corn production system.” The suit asserts that by promoting Viptera corn and another MIR162 seed known as Agrisure Duracade to farmers even though corn grown with the genetically modified seeds had not been accepted for import by China, Syngenta is responsible for the collapse of the American corn market, according to court documents. These Syngenta Viptera lawsuits allege that all corn farmers, not just those who planted Viptera seed, have sustained economic damages due to intermingling of the corn supply and the vast rejected of U.S. corn by China.
Plaintiffs advocating for Syngenta corn lawsuit consolidation suggest the United States District Court of Northern Illinois as the best location for the multidistrict litigation, according to court documents.
Noting a signification overlap of allegations, defendant Syngenta Inc. et al agrees the Viptera corn lawsuits should be coordinated or consolidated for the promotion of justice, efficiency, and convenience, according to a response filed by the defense on October 29, 2014. However, Syngenta Inc. opposes the suggestion of Northern Illinois as an appropriate venue for the Syngenta corn lawsuits to be consolidated. Instead, the defense suggests U.S. District Court in Minnesota. Oral arguments will be heard on this decision on December 4, 2014. Further Syngenta corn lawsuit updates can be found at the Syngenta Viptera Corn Lawsuit Center.
The Onder Law Firm is now accepting inquiries from corn farmers, grain elevators, distributors, and exporters who have sustained economic losses related to corn farming, distribution, domestic sales, or export. Syngenta Viptera lawyers are investigating these inquiries for possible Viptera corn lawsuits. The Onder Law Firm is a recognized leader in multi-district litigation and complex cases such as products liability and failure to warn cases. The firm is nationally-renowned for its work on window blind strangulation, and has notable expertise in fighting on behalf of individuals against powerful corporations. Farms and other agricultural businesses that have sustained economic harship related to corn are eligible for a free evaluation with a Syngenta corn lawyer, and may contact the firm through its Syngenta Viptera Corn Lawsuit Center website.
The Onder Law Firm also welcomes Syngenta Viptera lawsuit inquiries from other law firms, either to handle these inquiries or work as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. The Onder Law Firm’s Syngenta Viptera corn lawyers provide information to the public at http://www.SyngentaVipteraCornLawsuitCenter.com.
*In Re: Syngenta MIR 162 Corn Litigation, MDL No. 2591
Michael Gudeman, Gudeman Group, +1 (314) 614-8709, [email protected]