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Lewis Remele Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Syngenta Litigation

Date: September 21, 2015 — Minneapolis, MN  

Lewis A. Remele, Jr. was appointed co-lead counsel to represent approximately 30,000 individual plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against Syngenta, a multinational biotechnology conglomerate, arising from its alleged premature commercialization of genetically modified corn products. Plaintiffs allege the premature release resulted in a significant price depression in the price of corn in the United States, significantly harming individual farmers, grain elevators, and other participants in the highly interconnected U.S. corn market. All cases pending in Minnesota’s state court system were consolidated and are now venued in Hennepin County District Court.

According to the Court's Order, Mr. Remele and his co-lead counsel will manage all aspects of the litigation including  formulating and presenting the position of the plaintiffs on substantive issues that arise during the litigation; speaking on behalf of all plaintiffs at all court conferences and hearings; initiating and conducting discussions and negotiations with defense counsel on all matters, including settlement; conducting discovery on behalf of the plaintiffs; consulting with and employ experts; and receiving and initiating communication with the Court.

BASSFORD REMELE, A Professional Association, is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national, and international clients in all areas of civil litigation. The Bassford firm is a community of experienced and committed trial lawyers who embrace a professional approach to the practice of law, providing the highest level of legal expertise and advice.

Bassford Remele is proud to be recognized as the Top Large-Sized Minnesota Business and Litigation Law Firm in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition and a 2015 Go-To Law Firm at the Top 500 Companies by American Lawyers Media.

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