Imprelis Lawsuits Filed in Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin Allege that in its Short Time on the Market, DuPont’s Imprelis Herbicide Proved to be a Frighteningly Effective Tree Killer
Dayton, OH (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Wright Schulte LLC, a personal injury law firm, announces they have filed three Dupont Imprelis lawsuits on behalf of Plaintiffs in Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin, alleging DuPont’s Imprelis herbicide caused serious damage, death, and significant injury to plants and trees. The lawsuits, which were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Case No.: 2:12-CV-00193); U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (Case No. # 6:12-cv-01664); and the Circuit Court for the State of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County (Case No. # 2012-cv-006947), all name E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company as a Defendant. To read more visit yourlegalhelp.com.
According to the complaints, DuPont introduced Imprelis herbicide in October 2010 and marketed the product as a safe and effective way to treat the roots and shoots of the most common and hard to kill broadleaf weeds present in turf grass without any negative impact on surrounding plants. In fact, Imprelis is an aminocyclopyrachlor methyl herbicide – four times more powerful than Agent Orange – which is created, manufactured, marketed and sold by DuPont. Imprelis was touted by DuPont as being the “most advanced turf herbicide in over 40 years.”
The complaints allege that DuPont’s representation of Imprelis as being environmentally friendly and safe to use is simply not the truth. In its relatively short time on the market, DuPont’s Imprelis has proven to be a frighteningly effective tree killer. Further, due to the ongoing nature of the contamination caused by Imprelis, Plaintiffs claim they have yet to discover the full extent of the damage caused by the herbicide, including but not limited to damage to trees, plants, shrubs and/or soil remediation.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating Imprelis tree damage and death reports in June 2011, after receiving complaints from Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Wisconsin and West Virginia. In August 2011, the agency issued DuPont a Stop Sale, Use, or Removal Order (SSURO), after Imprelis was found to have killed or damaged thousands of ornamental landscape trees, including Norway spruces, eastern white pines, conifer trees, willow trees, poplar trees, deodora cedars, and balsam fir trees. By that time, DuPont had submitted more than 7,000 adverse incident reports to the EPA involving Imprelis www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/cases/civil/fifra/dupontimprelis.html
Since Imprelis was removed from the market, property owners, landscapers and turf management companies throughout the U.S. have filed suit against DuPont, alleging Imprelis caused significant damage to trees, lawns and gardens. In October 2011, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that all federally filed Imprelis lawsuits be consolidated and transferred to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and assigned to Judge Gene E.K. Pratter (In re Imprelis Herbicide Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 11-md-2284).
Wright Schulte LLC continues to offer free lawsuit evaluations to homeowners, landscapers, golf courses, universities, arboretums, nurseries, orchards and others who lost trees following the application of Imprelis. For more information on filing an Imprelis lawsuit, or to arrange for a free legal consultation, please visit http://www.yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.
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