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Jury Awards Farmer Injured by Off-Target Dicamba $265 Million

A federal jury recently returned the first verdict in cases alleging that Monsanto and BASF irresponsibly commercialized dicamba-tolerant seeds and dicamba chemistry. The jury awarded the Plaintiff Bader Farms, a farmer who suffered dicamba crop damage, $265 million in damages. The jury awarded $15 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages.

There are many lawsuits pending against Monsanto and BASF relating to the commercialization of dicamba-tolerant traits. Our firm has a prominent Court-appointed leadership position representing farmers who have suffered damage to their non-tolerant crops due to drift and/or volatilization of dicamba.  As we did in taking a leading role in the Syngenta corn litigation, our goal is not to remove products from the marketplace but to ensure that the biotech companies launch their products responsibly and stand behind them when they cause harm.  Our mission is simple—use the legal system to make the biotech industry benefit farmers.

We are vigorously pursuing claims against BASF and Monsanto on behalf of farmers who’ve had dicamba crop injuries.

If you have suffered crop injuries attributable to off-target dicamba movement, or if you would simply like to hear more about this case, please contact us at 816-984-8100.