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Montgomery, County of v. Complete Lawn Care, Inc.

A state appellate court reversed a lower court ruling that struck down a county ordinance banning the use of certain pesticides for cosmetic purposes throughout the county. The lower court concluded the ordinance was preempted by state...

Roundup Productions Liability Litigation

A district court denied an herbicide manufacturer's motion for summary judgment against claims brought by users of one of its products alleging that the weedkiller caused them to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), and ruled that the...

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste v. Pruitt

A district court held that EPA violated the APA by failing to provide notice and opportunity to comment before delaying the effective date of a January 2017 rule concerning the certification and use of “restricted use pesticides." The...

National Ass'n of Wheat Growers v. Zeise

A district court issued a preliminary injunction enjoining California from enforcing Proposition 65’s carcinogenicity warning requirement for glyphosate. On the evidence before the court, the required warning for glyphosate does not...

Westport, Town of v. Monsanto Co.

The First Circuit held that a pesticide company is not liable for cleaning up PCB-laden caulk installed in a Massachusetts middle school in the 1960s. Before August 1970, the pesticide company sold PCB mixtures to formulators of...

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. County of Kauai

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that the Hawaii Pesticides Law impliedly preempts a county ordinance that seeks to regulate pesticides and genetically engineered plants. The ordinance would have required commercial...

Pesticide Action Network North America v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit denied EPA's request for an additional six months to take final action on its proposal to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos in response to an administrative petition filed nearly nine years ago. EPA claimed that "...

In re Pesticide Action Network North America

The Ninth Circuit ordered EPA to respond to an administrative petition filed nearly nine years ago requesting a ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos. EPA has spent nearly a decade reviewing the petitioner's data and arguments. In response...

El Comité Para el Bienestar de Earlimart v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit denied community groups' petition for review challenging EPA's approval of revisions to California's SIP concerning air emissions from pesticides, known as the "pesticide element." The revisions related to the...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Ninth Circuit granted in part and denied in part an environmental group's petition challenging EPA's conditional registration of a pesticide that uses nanosilver to suppress the growth of microbes that cause odors, stains,...