Recently, 7000 Kansas farmers were awarded $218 million in a lawsuit against Syngenta. Syngenta, a Swiss company was selling modified seeds that had not been approved in China. As a result, the Chinese refused millions of tons of corn and caused the farmers financial loss. Syngenta's actions were deemed negligent; nonetheless, the company made billions of dollars from the sell of the seeds. The damages were compensatory and, no punitive damages were awarded. It was said that the damages to the Kansas farmers was catastrophic.
Negligent torts are not deliberate actions, but instead present when an individual or entity fails to act as a reasonable person to someone whom he or she owes a duty to. The negligent action leads to a personal injury or monetary damages. In this instance, the claim against Syngenta was based on monetary damages.
Since the Kansas farmers have recovered their multi-million dollar judgment Syngenta has agreed to pay a $1.4 billion to settle all other claims. If you, or your company, has suffered harm because of the negligence of another, call us today @ 913.602.7288 or complete this FORM. We can help you recover everything you deserve.
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