Imprelis, an herbicide marketed by DuPont to landscapers and lawn care professionals around the country, was recalled in August 2011 after Imprelis was tied to a massive die off of thousands of mature landscape trees and other non-targeted vegetation. Starting in late spring of that year, reports of tree damage and death following Imprelis lawn applications began to pour in from Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and elsewhere. Since the DuPont Imprelis recall and EPA Imprelis ban, property owners around the country who have sustained dead and dying trees have filed an Imprelis lawsuit seeking compensation.

Trees Damaged By Dupont Imprelis Herbicide

Most of the DuPont Imprelis tree death and damage reports involved shallow root system trees, including:

  • Evergreens
  • Norway spruces
  • Spruce Trees
  • Eastern white pines
  • Conifer trees
  • Cedar Trees
  • Willow trees
  • Poplar trees
  • Deodora cedars
  • Balsam fir trees

Dupont Imprelis Lawsuits Due To Damage To Trees

By the time DuPont Imprelis was recalled by order of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), property owners throughout the country had suffered thousands of dollars in damages due to dead and dying trees. Wright & Schulte LLC, a nationwide law firm focused on obtaining justice for all people, represents consumers nationwide in lawsuits involving defective products. The firm is investigating property damage associated with DuPont Imprelis, and is offering free DuPont Imprelis Lawsuit evaluations to homeowners, landscapers, golf courses, universities, arboretums, nurseries, orchards and others who lost trees following the use of Imprelis on their lawns. If trees on your property were damaged by DuPont Imprelis, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC today for your free, no obligation DuPont Imprelis lawsuit evaluation.

Imprelis Recall

Imprelis was only brought to market by DuPont in the fall of 2010, and touted as “the most advanced turf herbicide in over 40 years.” Sold only to licensed turf managers and landscaping companies, Imprelis was designed to be used to rid lawns of stubborn, broadleaf weeds including clover and dandelions. The active ingredient in the herbicide is aminocyclopyrachlor, which DuPont asserted was more environmentally friendly than older herbicides.

DuPont’s Imprelis marketing claims regarding the herbicide’s supposed environmental friendliness had the desired impact, and by the spring of 2011, Imprelis had been widely adopted by lawn care professionals. By Memorial Day, however, the EPA was receiving reports from around the country regarding mature landscape trees in the vicinity of DuPont Imprelis applications that had been damaged or died shortly after. Symptoms affecting trees in the majority of the reports included:

  • Browning and/or wilting leaves towards the ends of branches
  • Twisting and curling of new tree growth
  • Dieback

DuPont Imprelis symptoms appeared to be most severe around the year’s current growth area, such as the outside and top of the tree. In some cases, property owners lost their oldest and biggest trees, and were looking at thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

The reports prompted the EPA to launch an investigation of DuPont Imprelis, and the agency eventually found that DuPont knew of Imprelis’ potential to damage evergreen trees/ DuPont’s own test data showed that Imprelis was harmful to Norway spruce, balsam fir, and other trees. In August 2011, the EPA issued DuPont a “Stop Sale” notice, and ordered DuPont to halt the sale, use or distribution of DuPont Imprelis herbicide, prompting the Imprelis recall.

Since the DuPont Imprelis recall, property owners throughout the country have filed Dupont Imprelis lawsuits against DuPont seeking compensation for their dead and dying trees. Most DuPont Imprelis lawsuits have been consolidated in a multidistrict litigation in 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. 2284). ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]

Wright & Schulte LLC Handling DuPont Imprelis Lawsuit Claims Across The Country

Before you consider accepting any offer of compensation from DuPont, you should first speak to an experienced DuPont Imprelis attorney at Wright & Schulte LLC. As part of the compensation from DuPont you will be required to sign away your legal rights to sue the company. It can cost as much as $25,000 or even more to replace a full grown, mature, ornamental landscape tree. The experienced DuPont Imprelis lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC will work on your behalf, and will make sure the compensation you receive will allow for you to return your property back to the way it was before Imprelis damage.[ ] [ All information regarding Imprelis lawsuits by Wright & Schulte LLC ]

Imprelis Lawsuit Evaluations Due To DuPont Imprelis Tree Death And Damage

The attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC work every day to protect the rights of consumers damaged by defective products, one case and one client at a time. If trees on your property were damaged or died following the application of DuPont Imprelis, and you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. For a free, no obligation evaluation of your potential Imprelis lawsuit, simply fill out the online form on the right, or give Wright & Schulte LLC a call, toll-free, at 1-800-399-0795.


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