Syngenta settles US atrazine suit
Syngenta has agreed to pay $105 million to settle litigation brought by several US community water systems related to the herbicide, atrazine. Syngenta says that it has decided to settle the case to “end the business uncertainty and expense of protracted legal proceedings”. The case was brought nearly eight years ago. Last year, the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois found that Syngenta in Switzerland could be held liable to US jurisdiction in the case ( Agrow No 630, p 13).