Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced product liability law firm, reports that the federal judge overseeing Imprelis class action lawsuits in Pennsylvania federal court has granted tentative approval to an Imprelis class action lawsuit settlement. According to court records, the terms of the Imprelis class action lawsuit settlement require DuPont to compensate tens of thousands of property owners for their dead and damaged trees, including costs for removal, replacements, maintenance and warranties. The Imprelis class action lawsuit settlement also provides for compensation to herbicide applicators for costs they incurred while investigating plant and tree Imprelis damage. Participants in the settlement may still file claims for environmental or personal injury damage. (In re Imprelis Herbicide Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, 2:11-md-02284)
Wright & Schulte LLC is representing hundreds of plaintiffs in Imprelis lawsuits filed outside of the Pennsylvania class action, and is offering free advice to property owners who wish to opt out of the proposed settlement.
Richard Schulte, a partner with Wright & Schulte LLC, told the Columbus Dispatch last year that the offers DuPont had made to property owners via its previously established claims program were unsatisfactory. “None of our clients are participating in the settlements because the offers are inadequate,” said Schulte.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Stop Sale and Removal Order for Imprelis in August 2011, after the agency investigated hundreds of reports of Imprelis tree death throughout the Northeast and Midwest U.S. Imprelis had only been approved for sale in October 2010, but by the time it was pulled from the market, it had killed or damaged thousands of ornamental landscape trees.
According to a report from Bloomberg.com, DuPont has set aside $750 million to compensate property owners for Imprelis-damaged trees, and has said costs could reach $900 million. However, that figure includes compensation paid through the company’s Imprelis claims program, and doesn’t include the class action lawsuit.
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