Syngenta News

Corn growers allegedly fell for lawyer racket in Syngenta litigation; Suit claims Enyart misled farmers

By Record News | Apr 30, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – Sixty thousand corn growers fell for a racket that Texas lawyer Mikal Watts led, lawyer Douglas Nill of Minneapolis claims in U.S. district court.

More farmers join St. Clair County paraquat class action

By Record News | Oct 30, 2017

BELLEVILLE – Three farmers more than 80 years old have joined a St. Clair County suit claiming weed killer paraquat caused them to develop Parkinson’s disease.

Attorney Sprague takes another aim at Syngenta, this one involves weed killer paraquat

By Record News | Oct 17, 2017

BELLEVILLE – Weed killer paraquat caused a Clinton County man to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a suit he filed in St. Clair County circuit court 23 days before he died.

Tillery suit against economists highlights relationships between lawyers and judges in major litigation

By Record News | Jun 13, 2017

BENTON – Former U.S. district judge Patrick Murphy, who represents lawyer Stephen Tillery as plaintiff in the court of Senior U.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert, successfully defended Gilbert against an ethics complaint last year.

Syngenta AG's jurisdiction challenge rejected but negligence charge dismissed in corn-price case

By Mike Helenthal | Jun 11, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — Most of the pretrial challenges filed by Syngenta AG in a class-action suit against it for the production and marketing of a strain of genetically modified corn were dismissed, though some were accepted by a judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Herndon dismisses some defendants in Syngenta corn seed litigation but delays entry of judgment

By Chandra Lye | Mar 26, 2017

U.S. District Judge David Herndon has dismissed some big players named as defendants in corn seed litigation, but is delaying entry of judgment until the case against Syngenta AG is closed.

New chief judge, same dubious behavior

By The Madison County Record | Dec 21, 2016

St. Clair County Court has a new chief judge: Andrew Gleeson has replaced John Baricevic.

Herndon and Bleyer jointly appoint Stack ‘special master’ in Syngenta Seeds litigation

By Record News | Oct 26, 2016

U.S. District Judge David Herndon and Williamson County Circuit Judge Brad Bleyer jointly appointed former Madison County circuit judge Dan Stack to manage discovery in mass litigation against Syngenta Seeds.  

Schoen Walton Telken Foster LLC gets new name

By The Madison County Record | Jan 26, 2016

Personal injury attorneys Troy Walton, Steve Telken and Ron Foster announced that the new name of their firm is Walton Telken Foster LLC.

Group sues Syngenta over alleged genetically modified corn crops

By Kari Valence | Oct 14, 2015

Over 100 community members ban together in suit claiming corn crops were damaged by genetically modified trait.

Litigation over Syngenta’s corn seed grows as farmers file class actions

By Bethany Krajelis | Oct 10, 2014

CHICAGO - A seed developer is facing another wave of litigation over a genetically-engineered corn seed that a group of farmers contend crippled the U.S. export market in China and caused a decline in corn prices, a combination they assert will lead to a projected $1.14 billion loss this year.

Plaintiff lawyers in proposed $7 billion class action given green light to investigate Garman campaigns

By The Madison County Record | Aug 28, 2014

BonderPlaintiffs claiming State Farm corruptly secured the election of Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier in 2004 can also investigate the victory of current Chief Justice Rita Garman in 2002, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Williams decided on Aug. 27. At a conference in district court, he ordered State Farm to comply with a subpoena for campaign documents back to April 2001. Plaintiff counsel

Environmental groups seeking Syngenta documents in settled $105 million case denied at 7th Circuit

By The Madison County Record | Aug 21, 2014

WoodU.S. District Judge Phil Gilbert of Benton properly blocked the access of environmental groups to irrelevant documents that St. Louis lawyer Stephen Tillery filed in a suit against Syngenta Corporation, Seventh District judges ruled on Aug. 20.They affirmed Gilbert’s decision to preserve seals on documents that Tillery had not cited in his pleadings. Chief Justice Diane Wood wrote that Gilbert

Nature groups say discovery rule shouldn't apply to them in Syngenta case

By Steve Korris | Sep 25, 2013

CHICAGO – Nature groups claim a Supreme Court precedent that prevents abuse of discovery from litigation doesn’t apply to them because they won’t abuse it.

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