Ex-Workers Claim Monsanto Lied About Wages, Free Housing

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT) -- Former employees on Wednesday hit Monsanto Co. with a suit in Texas federal court alleging that the agricultural biotech company offered free housing and good pay, but provided substandard living quarters and paid less than minimum wage.

Seven migrant farm workers claim that Monsanto, the world's largest producer of genetically engineered seed, lured them from Texas to work in Indiana cornfields with false promises, paying only a fraction of what it promised and forcing them to live in deplorable conditions. Monsanto did not respond to a...
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Case Information

Case Title

Cardenas et al v. Monsanto Company et al

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

710(Labor: Fair Standards)


Magistrate Judge Peter E. Ormsby

Date Filed

July 18, 2012


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