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GMO Corn Lawsuits Consolidated, Moved to Kansas

Dec. 15, 2014, 5:00 AM

A panel of federal judges ruled Dec. 11 that more than 175 lawsuits against the company Syngenta over its selling and marketing of genetically modified corn should be consolidated into one case and that the consolidated case should be heard in a federal court in Kansas (IN RE: Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation, M.D.L., 2591, Transfer order,).

The panel assigned the case to the Kansas City courtroom of Judge John W. Lungstrum, a George H.W. Bush appointee. The plaintiffs in the lawsuits, a group of corn farmers and exporters, are arguing that Syngenta was overzealous in marketing...

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