Agent Orange Crusade Ends In High Court Refusal

Law360, New York (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Groups representing military veterans and Vietnamese citizens who suffered a variety of illnesses after exposure to Agent Orange have fallen short in their efforts to hold manufacturers, including Dow Chemical Co. and Monsanto Co., responsible, as the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari Monday and let lower court dismissals stand.

The high court refused to grant certiorari in the three cases over the herbicide, used by the federal government during the Vietnam War. Justice John Paul Stevens did not participate in the decision on any of the...
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