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First glyphosate and now chlorpyrifos. The filing agriculture-related toxic tort cases continue.

If you're wondering how Charleston, West Virginia and the central valley of California are connected, the answer is toxic tort litigation. Despite the fact that EPA determined last year that it would not ban chlorpyrifos, a West Virginia firm has announced that a wave of lawsuits will be filed in multiple California Superior Courts over the use of the insecticide. Due to its widespread use, it is quite possible more cases will follow in other jurisdictions across the country. 

The recent lawsuits filed against Corteva Inc. and Dow Chemical Co. in California are the beginning of an expected wave of toxic tort cases in the Golden State that take aim at the widely-used insecticide chlorpyrifos.


litigation, agriculture, product liability, tort, food and beverage industry