2nd Circ. Pushes Indian Pesticide Action Forward

Law360, New York (November 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling and greenlighted a class action alleging that thousands of people in Bhopal, India, were seriously and fatally harmed by polluted drinking water caused by a Union Carbide Corp. pesticide plant.

On Monday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned a 2006 summary judgment from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which had dismissed plaintiffs’ claims that Union Carbide was responsible for cancer and neurological...
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