Agent Orange Victims Ask For Compensation

Law360, New York (June 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A plaintiffs lawyer argued Monday that Dow Chemical Co., Monsanto Co. and more than 30 other chemical companies should be held liable for supplying the defoliant “agent orange” to the U.S. government during the Vietnam War.

In oral argument before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Jonathan Moore of Moore & Goodman LLP alleged that the chemical companies knew agent orange contained excessive amounts of dioxin, a poison that has been linked to cancer, genetic defects and organ dysfunction....
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