Monsanto Can't Pare Agent Orange Disposal Suit

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to trim a dispute alleging Monsanto Co. exposed West Virginia residents to Agent Orange chemicals, rejecting its argument that it was not liable for claims tied to disposing waste while it was a government contractor.

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe rejected Monsanto's partial summary judgment bid on claims that it negligently disposed of dioxin waste through a process called pit burning. The chemical giant could not wield the government contractor defense because it did not show that...
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Case Information

Case Title

Spaulding et al v. Monsanto Company et al

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability


Paul G. Gardephe

Date Filed

November 12, 2009

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