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Free Download: Keller & Heckman Pesticides Alert: Reckitt Benckiser Wins Battle With EPA
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On January 28, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that Congress did not intend to give the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide... Read More

Crowell & Moring Group Expands Chemical, Pesticide Experience
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP's Environment & Natural Resources Group has gained senior counsel David E. Menotti and partner Warren U. Lehrenbaum to bolster its practice in air, pesticides and chemical regulation. Based in the... Read More

L.A. Judge Dismisses $2.3M Sterility Verdict Against Dole
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A judge on Thursday dismissed a $2.3 million judgment against Dole Food Co. in a lawsuit by purported Nicaraguan banana workers, ruling that the company and the court were victims of a massive fraud. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge... Read More

Nicaraguans Could Lose $2.3 Million Court Award
Posted on 11 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) Six Nicaraguan banana workers who Dole Food Co. attorneys have accused of fraud will get a chance to explain their position on Tuesday when their attorneys speak before a California judge at a hearing. The men, who claimed in... Read More

L.A. Judge In Banana Workers Case Cites Threats
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A California judge said Monday threats had been made against her and witnesses in connection with lawsuits claiming Nicaraguan workers on Dole Foods banana plantations were harmed by pesticides. Judge Victoria Chaney met with lawyers... Read More

Filmmaker: I Was Undercover Operative For Law Firm Suing Dole
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A filmmaker who went to Nicaragua to make a documentary said Thursday he became an undercover operative for a Texas law firm that was suing Dole Foods on behalf of purported banana plantation workers who claim they were left sterile... Read More