Martineau v. Bayer and Syngenta

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Not judged
Canada, Quebec

Beekeepers/Honey Producers
Steve Martineau
Bayer, Syngenta
Samy Elnemr, Claude Desmeules, Paula Lombardi

Civil court
Class action
, Neonicotinoid, Clothianidin, Imidacloprid, Thiamethoxam
Recognition of the fault of both companies; punitive damages or any other appropriate remedy to beekeepers.
Superior Court of Quebec, Canada

02.20.2018, Quebec's Superior Court authorizes beekeepers to bring a class action against Bayer and Syngenta, the main manufacturers of neonicotinoids in the province. Neonicotinoids cause reproductive and behavioural problems, reduced honey production and death, resulting in financial losses for beekeepers. The action covers the period from 1 January 2006 to 20 February 2018. The claim exceeds $400 million in damages.