Crop Dusters Don't Owe Fees To Herbicide Co., 8th Circ. Says

Law360, San Francisco (March 26, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT) -- Universal Cooperatives Inc., which was sued by farmers after its weed killer drifted into their cotton fields, can't recover attorneys' fees from third-party crop dusters because it lacked a legitimate beef with them, the Eighth Circuit ruled Tuesday.

After Universal and its subsidiary, Universal Crop Protection Alliance, LLC, defeated the cotton farmers in court, it went after the crop dusters that had applied the aerial herbicide treatments for the $1.5 million it spent defending itself in the case. The Eighth Circuit panel agreed with the Arkansas...
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