Monsanto Agent Orange Disposal Suit Remanded

Law360, New York (June 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has agreed to remand to state court a suit accusing Monsanto Co. of dumping byproducts created while making the active ingredients for Agent Orange into a nearby creek, saying the company could not show that the federal government's control over the production process caused the dumping.

Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia granted the plaintiffs' remand request Friday for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

Monsanto had argued that federal jurisdiction existed for the...
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