Attys Say Farmers In Syngenta Row Waited Too Long To Sue

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Corn farmers waited too long to allege that Watts Guerra LLP and 15 other law firms engaged in fraud and other malpractice-related claims in underlying multidistrict litigation with Syngenta AG, the firms told a Kansas federal court Tuesday.

The approximately 60,000 farmers missed their chance as they should have formally raised objections to how they were legally represented when a class settlement was struck in the MDL against Syngenta, the firms said. Because the farmers should have objected in that venue, they cannot now file a separate case alleging that the firms breached their fiduciary duties and aided and abetted their...

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