Dicamba claims settlement period begins
Farmers who believe their crops were damaged by untargeted dicamba from 2015 to 2020 can now submit complaints at dicambasoybeansettlement.com/ or call 855-914-4672. The deadline for submitting claims is May 28, 2021. The claims period began on December 29, 2020.
This is part of a $ 400 million settlement announced last June that aims to compensate farmers for yield losses resulting from damage to untargeted dicamba crops.
“We are delighted that relief will soon be available for the thousands of farmers across America who have suffered yield losses due to the off-target movement of dicamba,” said attorney Don Downing, chairman of the executive committee. of court-appointed plaintiffs in the multidistrict. litigation.
Under the regulations, affected farmers can receive up to 100% of their yield losses caused by untargeted dicamba. This means that affected farmers can potentially recoup 100 cents on the dollar of losses they can establish with standard farm records. Farmers can complete the complaints process themselves, hire a lawyer of their choice, or hire one of the complainants’ executive committee companies to help them prepare the complaint form and supporting documents.
Settlement resolves claims filed by a large group of multi-state farmers whose dicamba injury lawsuits had been consolidated in pending multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and claims for crop years 2015-2020.
The settlement was negotiated by the executive committee of court-appointed plaintiffs: Don Downing of Gray Ritter & Graham, Rene Rocha of Morgan & Morgan, Paul Lesko of Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway, Hart Robinovitch of Zimmerman Reed, James Bilsborrow of Weitz & Luxenberg, Paul LLP, Bev Randles of Randles & Splittgerber, and Paul Byrd of Paul Byrd law firm.