The mass litigation specialists at Watts Guerra have been rewarded for their hard work in pressing on with a multi district litigation by being appointed the co-lead in the planned court hearings. Frank Guerra, a partner in the Watts Guerra legal practice will act as the co-lead after a Minnesota District Court Judge rules he should take up the position. Guerra will also act as a member of the executive committee created to handle the issues of the more than 21,000 claimants in the litigation, which is being brought against the Swiss agricultural giant Syngenta.
Business Wire reports Guerra will take up similar roles in both Minnesota and Kansas as the experience of the legal practice headed by Mikal Watts is seen as invaluable to the future of the filing. Corpus Christi native Mikal Watts has based his career in Texas in the field of personal injury law and has traveled across the US providing advice to those looking to establish a successful legal career like the attorney. Watts is an expert in mass litigation and has already completed a successful agricultural based litigation against Bayer Crop sciences that included a $250 million payout to his clients.
Frank Guerra will face a legal team assembled by the Swiss agricultural giant determined to avoid accepting respinsibility for the collapse of the US corn industry in 2013 and 2014. Syngenta is being blamed for providing genetically modified seed without declarnig the GM nature of their product to US farmers, which later resulted in the export of US corn to China and other territories being banned. The refusal of other countries to accept the US corn produced in 2013 and 2014 saw the price of the crop fall to an all time low, which is the reason many farmers are now looking to gain compensation in the Watts Guerra led filing. Tens of thousands of individuals have benefited from the work of Mikal Watts and Frank Guerra with a reported 92 percent of the 21,000 farmers and agricultural experts involved in the latest litigation being represented by the practice.