San Diego Looks To Dodge Monsanto PCB Counterclaims

Law360 (March 23, 2018, 6:31 PM EDT) -- The city of San Diego on Thursday ripped counterclaims from Monsanto Co. and two of its former subsidiaries that the city was responsible for polychlorinated biphenyls pollution in San Diego Bay, telling a California federal judge that the companies were attempting to deflect blame for the contamination back to the city.

San Diego said in its motion to dismiss that Monsanto was attempting to recover damages for the PCB contamination, which the city said the chemical producer caused by manufacturing the chemical and products containing it, by alleging in counterclaims that San Diego itself was responsible for the harm because it...

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