Insurer Launches $5.7M Suit Over DuPont Herbicide

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT) -- The Cincinnati Insurance Co. on Wednesday hit DuPont Co. with a lawsuit to recover $5.7 million it paid to cover policyholders who faced litigation over property damage allegedly caused by the company's discontinued herbicide Imprelis.

Imprelis, used for weed control, lawn care, landscaping, grounds maintenance and similar activities, proved to be toxic to desirable as well as undesirable plants and trees, according to Cincinnati's complaint. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency forced DuPont to stop selling the product in August 2011 because of the damage it was...
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