Report Tying Pesticide To Cancer Nixed In Dow Case

Law360, New York (March 15, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted Dow AgroSciences LLC's bid to exclude a pathologist's expert report for a Pennsylvania exterminator who claims the company's Dursban insecticide products gave him Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Judge Nora Barry Fischer's ruling, issued Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, marks a setback for the plaintiffs, Robert T. Pritchard Sr. and his wife Elizabeth, whose toxic tort claims against the Dow Chemical Co. subsidiary were removed to federal court in November 2007.

Robert Pritchard was diagnosed with the...
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