Total as of the date of filing the appeal to the Supreme Court on September 5, 2013: 73 co-appellants out of 83 co-plaintiffs. The co-appellants are: 30 organizations, 13 seed companies, and 30 farms or farmers. The original group of 83 co-plaintiffs was composed of 33 farms or farmers, 14 seed companies, and 36 organizations
The attorneys handling the lawsuit were: Daniel Ravicher, Executive Director, and Sabrina Hassan, Senior Attorney, at the Public Patent Foundation (PubPat)http://www.pubpat.org The Page of the PubPat Web site associated with the lawsuit is: http://www.pubpat.org/monsanto-seed-patents.htm News about the lawsuit is posted on this PubPat page.
This EndTransgenicTrespass.org site focuses on news coverage about the issues but not so much on news coverage about the lawsuit unless the stories also provide significant coverage of the issues. (The exception to this rule is the video provided about the lawsuit and the events related to it.) Attention to the issues in the lawsuit qualifies news stories to be included on the bibliographic pages accessed through the pull-down menu under the Bibliography button in the Web site header.
Of the 83 co-plaintiffs, 31 sent material for inclusion on the co-plaintiff pages. Thirty was set as the minimum needed to convey a sense of the co-plaintiff group, and when that number was reached, the work turned to other tasks needed to complete the site. Now that the lawsuit has concluded, no more contributions from other co-plaintiffs are expected, but they would be welcomed, and they will be included on the site even after a new lawsuit is filed. The history of the initial lawsuit continues to remain fundamentally important, and so are the people who participated in it.