Syngenta Agrees To Pay $1.5B To End Corn GMO Class Claims

Law360 (March 12, 2018, 11:02 PM EDT) -- Syngenta AG has agreed to a $1.51 billion settlement in the nationwide class action over its genetically modified corn seed, with classes of farmers in all but four of the sprawling multidistrict litigation’s cases asking a Kansas federal judge for preliminary approval Monday.

According to counsel for the farmers, the deal covers all corn growers, grain facilities and ethanol plants across the country that purchased insect-resistant GMO corn seeds from Syngenta during the class period.

In a statement released by Hare Wynn Newell & Newton LLP...
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