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Detroit Woman Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Imprelis

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Donna Cozad, of Allen Park, Michigan has filed a $5 million class action lawsuit in Detroit federal court against E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., alleging the herbicide Imprelis permanently damaged her trees, after a landscaper applied the chemical in May.

The lawsuit says, “While DuPont advertised, marketed, and represented Imprelis as being environmentally friendly and safe to use, that 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,” the Detroit News reported.

DuPont spokesperson Kate Childress said that DuPont “will be evaluating our response to the complaint and we do not believe class action treatment is appropriate for these claims. We believe these situations need to be treated and resolved on a case-by-case basis.”

Imprelis was pulled from the market in early August 2011, after reports of dying and damaged trees starting coming in from all across the country.  Testing showed that Imprelis was especially harmful to Norway spruce and white pine.

The lawsuit accuses DuPont of Consumer Fraud Act violations, deceptive trade practices, and negligence. The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages, including the cost of replacing the injured trees, as well as other damages. disclaimer: This article: Detroit Woman Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Imprelis was posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm at and is filed under Toxic Substances Lawsuits.

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