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Imprelis Lawsuit Consolidation Hearing Scheduled For September

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With currently 18 Imprelis lawsuits pending in federal courts across the US, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will consider consolidating all cases into a MDL in one federal court on September 27, 2011.

DuPont is facing numerous charges after their environmentally friendly herbicide, Imprelis, was discovered to kill trees. DuPont voluntarily stopped selling Imprelis to licensed turf management professionals earlier this month. The EPA issued a stop order for Imprelis after DuPont data confirmed that some coniferous trees, namely the white pine, balsam fir, and Norway spruce, are damaged or even killed by Imprelis.

So far, lawsuits against Imprelis have been brought in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Utah. Delaware and Ohio plaintiffs moved for the consolidation in Ohio, Delaware or New Jersey.

In Multidistrict Litigation, lawsuits are consolidated under a judge to conserve resources, avoid duplicative discovery, and prevent inconsistent rulings. However, unlike a class action, each lawsuit remains individual, and if not resolved under MDL, each case transfers back to the original court.
 disclaimer: This article: Imprelis Lawsuit Consolidation Hearing Scheduled For September was posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 7:11 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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