Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Climate Change | Posted on 02-09-2015
Francisco, “Frank” Guerra (iv) from Watts Guerra Company was appointed to be a Co-Lead counsel for the In Re: Syngenta Litigation on August 5, 2015. According to Business Wire, honorable Thomas M. Sipkins signed an order file no. 27-CV-15-3785 to usher in Mr. Frank to double as Co-Lead counsel and a member of the Plaintiff’s Executive committee. The MDL no.2591 allows for the consolidated Minnesota action to cooperate and coordinate with the existing Multidistrict Litigation while waiting for Honorable John W. Lunsgtrum of the United States District Court for the district of Kansas. It is still pending before the Honorable. The MDL team and the Guerra team already have a Formal Joint Prosecution Agreement.
Guerra’s firm currently has 21,000 claims from individuals who are against Syngenta that amounts to approximately 92% of the total cases involved. Following the figures, the judge appointed him (Mr. Guerra) to coordinate litigation that specifically involves Genetically Modified corn and its impact to the American corn price drop.
For his acceptance speech to the two roles bestowed upon him, he said, “I am honored to represent American farmers and other American workers and businesses. I was raised working on my family’s land, and I understand the impact of the corn market price drop caused by Syngenta’s actions. Our firm looks to bring justice and financial assistance to those financially damaged by Syngenta’s actions.”
The lawyers and associates of Guerra’s company have also made notable milestones. One such milestone is that of Mr. Mikal Watts, a partner of the company Watt Guerra LLP. He filed in the court of law the very first Federal Pradaxa Injury and death cases in the whole of the United States. He then moved to consolidate the federal litigation and spear headed $650 million in resolutions to the affected parties. In addition to that, it is the only company in the whole country to represent Pradaxa Injury and wrongful deaths.
For his prowess, the 45-year old attorney, Mr. Watts, graduated from the University of Texas after only two years of schooling with A Bachelor of Arts high honors. And at the age of 21, he already had a bachelor’s degree of law from University of Texas Law School under his belt.
Frank and his company have also won some notable legal wars such as coordinating hundreds of cases against Firestone and Ford. Injuries were caused by Firestone injuries AT tire failures.