John Murphy v. Western Hybrid Seeds, Inc. et al., Circuit Court of Bradley County, Arkansas

Crops failed after using defective seed.

The plaintiff, a commercial tomato grower, purchased “Roma” seed from Western Hybrid Seeds, Inc. The seed produced hollow tomatoes.

The plaintiff alleged that Western Hybrid Seeds, Inc. sold a defective and inappropriately labeled product.

Bruce McMath was lead counsel. This case was settled.


FMC Corporation and Agro Distribution v Helton, et al.

360 ARK. 465, 202 S.W.3d 490 (2005)

Crop damage case resulting in verdict excess of $1 million – Case reversed, settled

Co-counsel Nix, Patterson & Roach, Neil Chamberlin