Monsanto, Pfizer PCB Suits Sent Back To State Court

Law360, New York (January 6, 2010, 3:05 PM EST) -- About half a dozen cases brought against Monsanto Ag Products LLC, Pfizer Inc. subsidiary Pharmacia Corp. and others over contamination at two plants near East St. Louis, Ill. — which may date back to military production of chemicals during World War II — are returning to state court after a federal judge ruled he lacked jurisdiction.

Judge G. Patrick Murphy of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois rejected the companies' arguments this week in at least three cases that the matter should...
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