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League of United Latin American Citizens v. New York

The Ninth Circuit granted environmental groups' petition to review EPA's 2017 order maintaining a tolerance for the pesticide chlorpyrifos, and vacated the Agency's order. The groups argued that the Agency's need for additional...

Roundup Productions Liability Litigation

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

Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA

A district court granted in part but largely denied in part EPA's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by environmental groups alleging that EPA failed to consult with federal wildlife agencies before registering over 2,000 pesticide...

Greenpeace v. Department of Homeland Security

A district court held that that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) need not disclose information about certain chemical facilities per an environmental group's FOIA request. The group sought information regarding previously...

Beyond Pesticides v. Monsanto Co.

A district court denied a pesticide manufacturer's motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the label on one of its weed-killing products is false and misleading. The product's label states that it targets an enzyme "found in...

Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.

The Eighth Circuit held that a lower court must hold a new trial with respect to a family's claims for punitive damages against a former manufacturing company for tricholorethylene contamination that allegedly caused their daughter to...

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...

Environmental Working Group v. United States Food & Drug Administration

A district court dismissed environmental groups' lawsuit against the FDA concerning the use of formaldehyde and formaldehyde-producing chemicals in hair-straightening products. The groups petitioned the FDA to investigate deceptive...

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...

Sierra Club v. Pruitt

A district court held that EPA's year-long delay in implementing formaldehyde emission standards for domestically manufactured and imported composite wood products violated the Formaldehyde Standards in Composite Wood Products Act. The...

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