Dow, DuPont Sued Over Banana Fungicide In Ecuador

Law360, New York (October 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- More than 300 Ecuadorians have hit a slew of agrochemical and banana producers – including Dow Chemical Co., E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Dole Food Co. Inc. – with a proposed class action suit alleging the companies conspired to increase the use of a fungicide that can cause neurological damage.

The complaint, originally filed in September in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia but removed the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, accuses global agricultural federation Croplife International along...
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