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Texas Pesticide Toxic Tort Moves Closer To Trial

Law360 (January 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Texas appeals court has allowed the first trial to move forward in a sprawling toxic tort case over alleged illnesses caused by a pesticide plant, denying a motion by the defendant companies, which include Dow Chemical Co., Monsanto Co. and DuPont Co., to compel one of the plaintiffs to produce more detailed medical information.

The Court of Appeals of Texas, Thirteenth District, issued the ruling on Tuesday, finding that the single plaintiff selected for the first trial in the case has provided sufficient information about...
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