An order has been signed by Judge Thomas Sipkins in San Antonio, Texas on August 5, 2015 to appoint Frank Guerra IV as the Co-Lead Counsel for the Syngenta Litigation. Syngenta's genetic corn modification has caused financial harm to more than 21,000 individuals, who are now represented by the Watts-Guerra team. The consolidated action is pending in a United States District Court in Minnesota. The action involves multiple districts, including Kansas. Guerra has a great deal of experience in this area and is considered a great choice by the Minnesota District Court Judge.
Avvo reported that of the 21,000 individuals involved in the case this group represents 92% of cases that are engaged in this particular legal action. Guerra is quoted as saying that "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." Guerra went on to say that he as Co-Lead council will do everything in his power to seek justice for those who have been harmed by Syngenta's outcomes to their business activities.
Mikal Watts works along side of Frank Guerra to head up a team of legal experts in cities across Texas. Mikal Watts is known as the top of the heap of tort lawyers in the area of trial litigation. If there is an emergency for the clients of Watts, while involved in a case, the staff of private pilots are ready to fly Mikal to them for assistance at any moment of dire need. Operating on a contingency fee basis, Mikal is motivated and confident in his team and his results.
Mikal Watts, of Watts and Guerra is one of the most successful tort attorneys in the United States. He has taken on large corporations and won for his clients who are business owners and companies also. One such case involved a business partner who was the target of his partners who forced him out in a securities fraud plot which involved the sale of their company after his ousting for $150 million. He was awarded $43 million dollars with attorney fees at about $12 million and some legal expenses of approximately $1 million dollars.
Watts-Guerra represented their client, Margie Sanchez, who lost her liver to the drug Rezulin and who Watts-Guerra assisted her in receiving a large award for her injuries. The Watts-Guerra team is considered by the legal community to be the best at Pharmaceutical Mass Torts.