In good news for farmers in the Syngenta lawsuit, a judge has ruled that punitive damages may be allowed in the corn lawsuit. The order was unsealed two days ago. Judge Thomas Sipkins of Minnesota believes that Syngenta knew that there was a chance that some markets may not accept corn with the GMO traits they put into Viptera and Duracade scene but chose to sell the seeds anyway. He believes that punitive damages should be allowed in this case.
The news was reported in the Idaho Business Review. 60,000 farmers in Minnesota alone have joined the suit, and tens of thousands of other farmers across the nation have joined suits in their states against the company. The farmers are suing for the loss of profit in selling corn that the markets rejected and for the costs of growing that corn in the first place.
Syngenta says that what they sold was legal and that they weren’t reckless, but when you have an army of farmers against you as well as strict contracts on how farmers can use your seed, you need to make recompense.
Are you a farmer struggling to make ends meet after losing a corn crop due to Syngenta? You still have time to file a lawsuit. Call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation about your situation. We will do everything we can to get your lost profits back. Call today.