Wednesday, November 07, 2007

AMVAC Has Another Law Suit

Good Morning Neighbor:

It appears that AMVAC is creating quite a record as to bringing harm to people!!!  See the article below that was printed in the AJC yesterday.  I hope that our class action attorneys do not settle.  I will try to gain information as to the status of our law suit.

Your Neighbor,


LEGAL: Dole Foods loses $3.3 million verdict

Los Angeles —- A jury awarded $3.3 million to six workers on Monday who claimed they were left sterile by a pesticide used at a banana plantation in Nicaragua operated by Dole Fresh Fruit Co. The lawsuit accused Dole and Standard Fruit Co., now part of Dole, of negligence and fraudulent concealment while using the pesticide DBCP in the 1970s. The chemical was used to kill microscopic worms on the roots of the banana plants. The suit also alleged that Dow Chemical Co. and Amvac Chemical Corp., manufacturers of the pesticide, "actively suppressed information about DBCP's reproductive toxicity," the suit states. Amvac reached a $300,000 settlement in the case before the trial, spokeswoman Kelly Kozuma said.

Constance Thomas Biemiller, Chairman
South Fulton and Fayette Community Task Force

As Margaret Mead once said:

Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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