Syngenta Mass Tort Litigation Update


The deadline for filing claims related to the Syngenta settlement has passed.  A hearing (the “Final Approval Hearing”) will be held by Judge John W. Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas in Courtroom 643 at the U.S. Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas, on November 15, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. CST to: (a) determine whether the Settlement should be finally approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate; (b) determine whether final judgment should be entered dismissing with prejudice all claims against Defendants pursuant to the Agreement; and (c) consider any application(s)s for attorneys’ fees and expenses and Plaintiffs’ requests for service/case contribution/incentive awards. The Court will also consider any objections during the Final Approval Hearing. The Court may adjourn or continue the Final Approval Hearing without further notice to the Settlement Class. The Court may also approve the Settlement at or after the Final Approval Hearing with or without modification without further notice to the Settlement Class.

Speaking Engagements

December 5, 2018, Attorney David Barrett will be speaking on contract issues at the 2019 Dry Bean Outlook Conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bay City, Michigan. For more information, contact the Michigan Bean Shippers at 517-336-0223.  Preregistration is required by December 1 and can be done at:

January 14, 2019, Attorney David Barrett will be speaking on Grain Contracts and Contracting at the 2019 Michigan Agri-Business Association Winter Conference at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.  Learn more at:

February 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Attorney Russell Cunningham will be speaking at the Farmland Succession Workshop hosted by the OSU Pickaway County Extension Office.  The event will take place at the Pickaway County Main Library, 1160 North Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113.  Pre-register by Friday, February 1, 2019, by calling 740-474-7534

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