Dow, DuPont Dropped From Ecuador Pesticide Suit

Law360, New York (October 19, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT) -- Hundreds of Ecuadoreans in a putative class action accusing a slew of agrochemical companies and banana producers of conspiring to increase the use of a fungicide that can cause neurological damage have agreed to drop Dow Agrosciences LLC and DuPont Co. from their suit.

Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed Dow, DuPont and the Wong Group from the litigation without prejudice Monday after the plaintiffs consented to the move, further paring down the wide-ranging suit over Mancozeb,...
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