Law firm says number of dicamba lawsuits is growing
A law firm says it expects more than two-thousand farmers to sue Bayer/Monsanto and BASF over crop damage that the farmers allege was caused by dicamba drift.
Joe Peiffer is with law firm Peiffer Wolf, which recently won a 265 million-dollar dicamba drift verdict in Missouri. He says that verdict was only the beginning.
“We now have the road map to get justice for dicamba victims,” Peiffer says. “The jury in Missouri sent a clear signal that you can’t profit off of hurting innocent farmers and get away with it.”
Peiffer says his firm currently represents dozens of farmers with dicamba damage and that number has increased since the Missouri verdict.
Peiffer made those comments Wednesday morning in a telephone conference call with reporters.
In a statement provided to Brownfield, Bayer said it stands behind its dicamba products. “These are valuable tools for growers who need effective options to increase yields and combat resistant weeds and do not pose any unreasonable risk of off-target movement when used according to label directions,” the statement read.
As of mid-afternoon Wednesday, BASF had not yet responded to Brownfield’s request for comment.
AUDIO: Excerpt from Joe Peiffer’s comments during the conference call with reporters