Q: I didn’t grow Syngenta Corn, am I eligible?
A: Yes, anyone who sold corn in either 2013 or 14 could potentially have a claim. That includes Farmers, Grain Elevators, Landowners with share-crop arrangements & Commodity Traders.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The agreement between parties is a contingency agreement. It means YOU PAY NOTHING unless we secure a recovery for you. When we do, it is split 60% (farmer) – 40 %(lawyer)…you know exactly what your getting.
We do not believe that enticing clients with low percentage deals (25-33% fees) than charging after for the fact for fees out of their control is the right way to do things. The law allows firms to charge up to 49.9% once expenses are included. Often in the end a 66% – 33% deal becomes a 51 -49% deal.
We do not initiate any charge backs. The court can order clients from all firms to participate in a common expense fund (often 1 or 2%) but that is out of our control. The proceeds go to covering common expenses like depositions, transportation etc. that benefit the case as a whole.
With us you are in the driver’s seat. If you do not like the settlement we negotiate you can choose to have us try your case under the same agreement terms at no out of pocket cost to you.
Q: How much time and effort will I have to put into it?
A: It takes 3 minutes to fill out the online form HERE. Once you have signed up, we will send you a welcome pack that will ask you for 1) A copy of your crop insurance records (as a way to verify bushels and share) for 2013 & 2014 2) Your FSA form 578 that proves the acres you planted 3) Grain Receipts from 2013 & 14.
Q: Why do I have to sign an agreement, can I get out of it?
A: The agreement allows us to start work on your behalf, to file legal documents and to pursue your claim. At any point if you are not satisfied with how we are handling your case, you can terminate the agreement at NO cost to you.
Q: When can I expect to see some money?
A: We make no claims or guarantees as to winning a settlement, but we feel that no one has a stronger team, and is positioned to serve you better. We have affiliate lawyers in multiple states that will be happy to walk through the process with you. We have settled large MDL cases like this in as quickly as 18 months, but they can take longer.
Q: I see lots of Ads from different lawyers regarding this case? Who do I choose & why would I want to sign up with you?
A: There are lots of lawyers with various areas of expertise participating under the banner of the Syngneta Suits in different ways. All the lawyers you will encounter will fall into either the Mass Tort or Class Action camp.
We are MDL (Multi-District Litigation) Mass Tort lawyers vs. Class Action lawyers that represent you (as part of the class) without you knowing it. They simply file paper work on behalf of the farmer “Class”. Class Action cases are often settled without the knowledge of the clients under terms that seem to work best for the lawyers who bill the case by the hour. Many of these settlements result in clients being offered coupons or pre-paid debit cards in the case of Star-link Settlement. We feel there is a better way.
Further, much of the advertising you are seeing is being done by referral lawyers who gather clients that end up being “referred on” to another large firm that actually represents you. We are your litigating attorneys and will be with you every step of the way till this case is either settled, or dismissed.
There are some fine lawyers involved in this case, but we feel strongly that we are best positioned to maximize your recovery. Mikal Watts was able to grow the settlement for rice producers from $60 million to $750 Million.
We’ve been here, we’ve done it & we’ll do our best to do it for you!
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Signing up is as easy as filling out the form at the bottom of this page. You will notice that there is a place to upload your crop insurance documents, but if you don’t have those available you can sign up and upload documents at a later time. This will allow us to get your case work started immediately so that you are at the front of the line.