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Dicamba Damage Lawsuit | Consolidated Litigation

Dicamba Lawsuits | Consolidated Litigation

Dicamba Lawsuits – Today the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) consolidated the Xtend-dicamba litigation cases against Monsanto, BASF and DuPont in St. Louis.

In so doing, the JPML found the actions shared factual questions arising from “the development, testing, and marketing of Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant Xtend seeds and three dicamba herbicides’ – XtendiMax, Engenia, and FeXapan” and also found the cases “may necessitate significant discovery into defendants’ various business agreements and arrangements.”

Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane attorneys Paul Lesko and Brandon Wise are counsel in the Smokey Alley, et. Al.  v. Monsanto, et al., which was already pending in St. Louis. With an office located in St. Louis, PRW attorneys are looking forward to engaging in this multi-district litigation.

Dicamba Lawyers | Dicamba Crop & Plant Damage

Attorney Paul Lesko of Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane continues to push forward on the fight against the manufacturers of the herbicide dicamba. Fighting on behalf of farmers across the country, the complaints allege that Monsanto, BASF, and DuPont sold a defective product to farmers and growers.

Dicamba Drift Lawyer, Paul Lesko, of Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane says new dicamba formulations do not work as claimed by BASF and Monsanto:

We’re bringing claims of product liability because farmers are in a quandary. They want to plant seeds of their choice, but due to damage potential, have to consider buying dicamba-tolerant soybeans from a defensive position. We also have anti-trust issues. As discovery is ongoing, we believe the evidence will show Monsanto and BASF knew more dicamba damage would lead to increased sales.

The growers, farmers, and landowners are fighting to secure a settlement to cover millions of dollars of direct plant and crop losses, as well as the cost of protecting their crops, plants, and land from unintended dicamba drift damage.

Dicamba Used for 2017 Growing Season | Dicamba Lawsuits

Three new formulations of dicamba were approved for the 2017 growing season, which were supposed to be less harmful than prior versions of dicamba:

  • XtendiMax by Monsanto
  • Engenia by BASF
  • Fexapan by Dupont

However, these dicamba formulations were introduced to the market without independent rigorous testing. “As a result, millions of acres of farmland have been damaged in a real life science experiment conducted by Monsanto and the other manufacturers of dicamba at the farmers’ expense,” PRW attorney Paul Lesko stated.

Dicamba was approved for over-the-top application in November 2016; this resulted in a marked increase in dicamba utilization, leading to estimated damages of millions of acres of non-target plants and crops.

FREE Consultation | Farmers & Growers With Crop Or Plant Damage

Dicamba Drift Lawyers at Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane and Arkansas attorneys Michael Smith and Paul James are fighting on behalf of farmers and landowners to seek maximum compensation for the damages suffered due to Dicamba. If you suspect that your crops or plants have been damaged by dicamba, contact Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane by filling out a Contact Form or by calling 314-833-4826 for a FREE Consultation.

Also, you can reach Paul Lesko directly at 314-833-4826 or at plesko@prwlegal.com.

About Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane Abdullah Carr & Kane, APLC

Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane is a nationwide litigation law firm that represents individuals and entities that have been the victims of negligence, fraud or the misconduct of powerful interests.  We are smart, experienced, and dedicated professionals who work tirelessly for our clients and take pride in the pursuit of justice on their behalf.  Too often the powerful interests in our society run over the rights of ordinary people. We do our best to restore that balance.