W.Va. High Court Upholds $93M Monsanto Agent Orange Deal

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 7:38 PM EST) -- The West Virginia Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the approval of a $93 million deal between Monsanto Co. and residents alleging medical damage from Agent Orange herbicide produced at a nearby company plant, rejecting claims from some class members that the settlement did not extend to a sufficient number of people.

Upholding a lower court decision from earlier this year, the West Virginia high court in its 4-1 decision found no merit in objections to the scope of the deal's medical monitoring and property damage benefits, saying that just because some class members don't gain anything from the deal doesn't make...

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