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Michigan Golf Club Sues DuPont Over Imprelis

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Operators of the Polo Fields Golf & Country Club in Southfield, Michigan have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, and are seeking class action against DuPont alleging the herbicide Imprelis is lethal to mature landscape trees.

In the lawsuit, plaintiffs claim Imprelis has caused the  “the loss of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of mature pine and spruce trees,” across the nation and that the damage “is mounting with no end in sight,” Reuters reported.

The EPA has reportedly received reports from numerous states about Imprelis problems, and is currently in the early stages of their investigation. The agency is planning to expedite a review regarding whether changes are needed to Imprelis usage guidelines.

DuPont says that Imprelis when though more than 400 trials and is approved for use in all states except California and New York.  However, an attorney for the plaintiffs said that “Had DuPont tested Imprelis appropriately before distributing it to the marketplace, it would have found that these widely used trees were susceptible to being killed,” and that  damages  are at least in the tens of millions.

The lawsuit alleges negligence, consumer fraud, land damages, and seeks triple damages and other remedies. disclaimer: This article: Michigan Golf Club Sues DuPont Over Imprelis was posted on Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 6:45 pm at and is filed under Toxic Substances Lawsuits.

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