La. Appeals Court Revives Bayer Insecticide Action

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 7:12 PM EST) -- A Louisiana appeals court on Wednesday reversed and remanded the dismissal of an action brought by several dozen buyers or processors of crawfish against Bayer CropScience LP over a rice crop pesticide called ICON that allegedly devastated Louisiana's crawfish population.

After an en banc hearing, the state's Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the district court's decision to grant summary judgment in favor of the defendants — Bayer, its salesman Michael Redlich and several companies who purchased the insecticide from Bayer — on the grounds that...
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