Settlement details for over 1000 Domina Law farmer clients moved closer,
“but work remains to be done,” David Domina, the farmers’
lawyer said on Wednesday, March 14. The overall settlement amount of $1.51
billion, and distribution terms, will be taken up in Federal Court in
Kansas in upcoming weeks.
“We must assess the settlement and decide for our clients if accepting
the class action settlement, or opting out of the class, is best,”
Domina said. “The answer may be both, but for different producers.
We will work on the details and be in contact with our client as details
work to the surface.”
This much is known: the details for the $1.51 billion settlement will provide
recovery for U.S. corn producers both who planted Syngenta Viptera and/or
Duracade Corn seed, and those who did not plant Syngenta corn.
The vast majority of the $1.51 billion settlement funds will go to corn
farmers. The settlement covers producers who sold corn in crop years 2013/14
“On behalf of our many clients across the country we are pleased
that Settlement is closer to a reality and we are continuing to advocate
that the division of settlement funds is fair between irrigated and non-irrigated
corn producers on a per bushel basis,” Domina said. “This
is the only fair way to compensate farmers for their actual losses and
is easy to calculate.”
Attorneys Brian Jorde and Domina of the Domina Law Group in Omaha, NE have
represented farmers since day one in the battle against Syngenta, and
continue to welcome all corn producers not yet involved to get involved. There is
still time to sign up and claim a recovery, but the clock is ticking.