9th Circ. Nixes $6M DuPont Herbicide Verdict Against US

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday wiped out a $6 million verdict against the federal government in litigation brought by Idaho farmers over a DuPont Co. herbicide the U.S. used to rehabilitate burned-out public lands, but upheld an $10.7 million verdict against DuPont.

Reversing an Idaho federal court's decision in a bellwether trial over alleged damage from the herbicide Oust, a three-judge panel ruled in a published opinion that the plaintiffs filed their Federal Tort Claims Act allegations against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management one day...
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