CropLife Ecuador Exits Spat Over Toxic Fungicide

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT) -- The Ecuadorean arm of trade association CropLife International, which represents the plant science industry, has become the latest defendant to be dismissed from a putative class action seeking damages from exposure to a toxic banana fungicide.

Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling Thursday, saying the court lacked jurisdiction over CropLife Ecuador. He also directed the plaintiffs to show why claims against Dow Agrosciences LLC and DuPont Co. — which manufactured the Mancozeb fungicide — should...
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