Monsanto Agent Orange Deal Faces High Court Challenge

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 5:37 PM EST) -- Objectors to Monsanto Co.'s $93 million deal with West Virginia residents alleging medical harm and property damage from Agent Orange herbicide produced at a nearby plant have turned to the U.S. Supreme Court after the state high court rejected their intraclass conflict claims.

Three courts, including the West Virginia Supreme Court, have already declined to question the scope of the deal’s benefit allocations, which involve threshold levels of exposure that the objectors claim will leave 75,000 out of 80,000 class members uncompensated for medical monitoring, while...
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