Scotts Miracle-Gro Faces RICO Suit Over Tainted Bird Food

Law360, Wilmington (June 28, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. was slapped with a racketeering class action in California federal court Wednesday alleging the lawn and garden products maker knowingly sold bird food laced with toxic pesticides.

SMG sold more than 73 million bags of its Morning Song Bird Food that were tainted with pesticides Storicide II and Actellic 5E despite a clear U.S. Environmental Protection Agency label on the chemicals warning of their dangers to wildlife and similar concerns voiced by in-house experts, plaintiffs Laura and Milt Cyphert allege.

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Case Information

Case Title

In Re: Morning Song Bird Food Litigation

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


John A. Houston

Date Filed

June 27, 2012

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