According to the Transfer Order dated December 11, 2014 and filed in this Court on December 22, 2014:
“These cases concern the Syngenta defendants’ decision to commercialize corn seeds containing a genetically modified trait, known as ‘MIR 162,’ that reportedly controls certain insects. Corn with this trait has entered U.S. corn stocks but has not been approved for import by the Chinese government, which has imposed a complete ban on U.S. corn with this trait. . . . Plaintiffs are corn growers and a grain exporter who suffered economic losses resulting from China’s refusal to accept MIR162 corn. All actions involve common factual questions regarding Syngenta’s decision to commercialize the MIR162 genetically modified corn trait in the absence of Chinese approval to import corn with that trait.” (footnote omitted.) For courthouse and hotel/travel information CLICK HERE.
- Any motion or petition for attorney fees or expenses that has been filed with the Court shall be supplemented by August 3, 2018. Petitioners shall complete and submit an Excel spreadsheet in the form attached hereto. Each petitioner should (a) file (through ECF) a printout of its spreadsheet in PDF form and (b) submit an electronic copy of its spreadsheet in Excel form by email to the Special Masters (Pursuant to order Doc. #3613) . Click here for Supplement Form for Attorney Fees -
Courtroom deputy for John W. Lungstrum Sharon E. Scheurer
913-735-2325 (chambers) 913-735-2320
Courtroom deputy for James P. O'Hara Sarah Spegal
913-735-2345 (chambers) 913-735-2280
• The Court appoints Ellen Reisman as special master to render a REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION on the allocation of fees, expenses and service awards and said report shall be filed no later than 11/21/2018. Any objection thereto shall be filed no later than 12/05/2018 and any response to the objections should be filed no later than 12/14/2018. A hearing to discuss allocation of fees among the jurisdictions and approval concerning expenses and service awards is set for set for 12/17/2018 at 01:00 PM in KC Room 643 before District Judge John W Lungstrum, District Judge David R. Herndon, and Judge Laurie J. Miller. A telephone conference line will be available for interested counsel and parties to listen in on this hearing. Participants on the phone line will NOT be able to participate in the hearing, only listen in. To join the conference line, interested participants shall dial into the CONFERENCE LINE at 1-888-363-4749 and the ACCESS CODE is 2126821. Participants will follow the instructions to join the call.See Order (Doc. #3855) for information concerning the 12/17/2018 hearing