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We have tried and won cases against Bayer Cropscience®

You aren’t like any other farmer. We believe we aren’t like any other agricultural law firm. Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP thinks big for clients, while staying grounded with small town values based on honesty, integrity and character. Our team of nationally recognized attorneys are among the best in the country, specializing in agricultural cases and individual representation of farmers against big corporations. We are the lead attorneys in the Illinois Syngenta® and Grain Trade Industry Case, and currently represent thousands of farmers from corn-producing states throughout the Midwest.

Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience specifically in agriculture, defending the rights of farmers against big companies such as Syngenta® and Bayer®. Our Syngenta® and grain trade industry corn lawsuit team will analyze your farm or business and evaluate your claim at no cost to you.

June 2017

Kansas jury issues $218 million verdict against Syngenta in favor of a class of Kansas farmers.

September 2017

Syngenta agrees to pay upwards of $1.4 billion to resolve corn farmer claims.

March 2017

Syngenta and Plaintiff Negotiation Team complete and sign a $1.5 billion global settlement.

April 2017

Federal Judge grants preliminary approval for $1.5 billion global settlement.

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As illustrated above, on April 5, 2018, the Court held a hearing to determine whether to preliminarily approve the $1.51B settlement. The Hon. John W. Lungstrum, US District Judge, announced at the conclusion of this hearing that approval would be granted. On April 10, 2018, the Court entered a written order approving the settlement.

Pursuant to the Court’s Order, the Notice Administrator, Brown Greer PLC, on or before May 11, 2018, will begin to notify all Class Members of the Settlement through the mailing of the Settlement Notice. This Settlement Notice will provide detailed information regarding how to file a claim.

Below is a link to the Court-approved Syngenta corn class action website: