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 Title

Spaulding et al v. Monsanto Company et al


Case Number

1:09-cv-09470

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New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

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Paul G. Gardephe

Date Filed

November 12, 2009

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