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Judge Refuses To Oust Farmers' Suit V. US, DuPont

Law360 (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case alleging that a DuPont Co. herbicide the U.S. used to rehabilitate burned-out public lands drifted onto farmers' nearby crops and caused long-term damage, a federal judge has refused to grant several of DuPont and the government's motions to dismiss and for summary judgment.

Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho ruled on seven of the defendants' pretrial motions Wednesday, most of which he denied.

The case was filed on behalf of hundreds of farmers who sued...
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