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US court dismisses Oust damage case

A US court has dismissed a decade-old lawsuit over alleged damage caused by DuPont’s sulfonylurea herbicide, Oust (sulfometuron-methyl), because the claims were filed one day too late. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld appeals by DuPont and the Department of the Interior’s (DoI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) because claims were filed a day after the six-month statute of limitations under the Federal Tort Claims Act expired.


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