Pfizer Looks To Shake PCB Pollution Claims

Law360, New York (November 12, 2009, 1:23 PM EST) -- Accused of contributing to deadly contamination in Sauget, Ill., Pfizer Inc. is contending it has no viable connection to the town's Monsanto chemical plant — long the nation’s largest producer of polychlorinated byphenyls.

On Wednesday, Pfizer urged Judge J. Phil Gilbert of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to let the company exit the arena, arguing that as parent company of Pharmacia Corp., formerly a Monsanto business, Pfizer bears no liability for the contamination allegedly caused by Monsanto's chemical factory.

The plaintiffs,...
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