Purchasers of Du Pont’s Imprelis® Herbicide file class action lawsuit for damage to trees

Posted on: August 4th, 2011 by Steve Larson

A class action lawsuit has been filed against E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company  in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.  The case is entitled Washtenaw Acquisition, LLC , Polo Fields East, LLC and Polo Fields Golf & Country Club, LLC v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company. The complaint alleges that Du Pont advertised, marketed, and sold Imprelis® Herbicide, an alleged “post-emergent herbicide for the most common and toughest broadleaf weeds,” which allegedly resulted in lethal damage and tree death to mature landscape trees, particularly Norway and Colorado spruce, white pines, and other evergreens.

The Du Pont Imprelis® Herbicide class action lawsuit complaint is brought on behalf of the following putative classes of persons:

All persons, consumers and entities in the United States who purchased and/or paid all or part of the purchase price of Imprelis and whose land was treated with one or more applications of Imprelis during the period October 4, 2010 through and including the date of trial (“Class Period”).  Excluded from the National Class is any entity in which Defendant has a controlling interest, and officers or directors of Defendant.