5 Firms To Get $214M In $1.5B Syngenta MDL Corn Settlement

By Ryan Boysen (March 21, 2019, 8:13 PM EDT) -- Five law firms will receive $214 million in fees from the $1.5 billion Syngenta AG tainted corn settlement after a Kansas federal court on Wednesday adopted those same firms' recommendation on how to allocate some of the money.

Those firms, who all played major leadership roles in guiding the multidistrict litigation to a successful settlement, submitted a report last month on how to allocate a $247 million chunk of the roughly $500 million in total attorneys' fees awarded by U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum last year.

In Wednesday's order, Judge Lungstrum agreed to pay out the $247 million according to...

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