Brazilians Target Eli Lilly, Others Over Toxic Waste

Law360, New York (April 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- More than 40 Brazilians have sued a slew of companies — including Eli Lilly and Co., the Dow Chemical Co., Shell Oil Co., American Cyanamid Co. and BASF Corp. — alleging that they have been dumping toxic chemicals in Brazil for decades, some of which have been banned in the U.S.

The Brazilian plaintiffs filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleging that the companies have been burying or dumping chemicals — including insecticides aldrin, dieldrin and endrin, which...
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