In a newly filed product liability lawsuit facing DuPont for its product Imprelis, married couple John and Deborah Hire have been named plaintiffs, as they allege the company, which marketed the herbicide as environmentally-safe, is responsible for the substantial damage to the couple’s lawn.
The Hires filed the claim (Case No. N13C-02-168) Wednesday, March 13 in the Superior Court of Delaware in New Castle County claiming that the use of Imprelis, whose chemical name is aminocyclopyrachlor and is a low-toxicity herbicide, caused the death of eight of their Norway spruces.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took Imprelis off the market in August 2011 based on the fact that it had directly or indirectly caused the death of thousands of trees of the shallow-rooted conifer type in Midwestern and Northeastern states.
A separate class action suit consolidating other claims against DuPont was settled last February by U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter in Philadelphia. However, the legal representation for the Hires has stated that the terms of this deal were not adequate enough.
Unfortunately, unsafe products such as this herbicide cause people serious harm and losses far too often. If this has also happened to you, call 513-321-7733 to learn more about taking legal action against the negligent manufacturer. Our lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC, may be able to help you obtain financial compensation.