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Taminco and Arysta in confidentiality case against EFSA

A lawsuit disputing the confidentiality of data on proposed hazard classifications in a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) peer review of the fungicide, thiram, has been initiated by Belgian chemical company Taminco and Arysta LifeScience. 
Legal EFSA

Monsanto sues US Arkansas regulators over XtendiMax ban

Monsanto has sued the US state of Arkansas’ State Plant Board for restricting use of its dicamba-based XtendiMax herbicide. It argues that the 18-member regulatory panel lacked the authority to impose the restrictions.

Legal United States

US peach farmer presses court to expand dicamba litigation

A US peach farmer is trying to add BASF to a lawsuit that alleges Monsanto is liable for crop damage from dicamba drift, claiming the two companies conspired to rush dicamba-tolerant crops and companion herbicides to market and profit from the resulting "ecological disaster".
United States Legal

Syngenta settles US GM maize class actions

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has tentatively agreed to settle thousands of lawsuits brought by farmers who alleged that the company's commercialisation of new genetically modified maize traits caused US maize prices to drop and disrupted exports.

United States Legal

Syngenta wins another US azoxystrobin patent case

A US court has awarded Syngenta damages over the infringement of a third patent for the strobilurin fungicide, azoxystrobin, by US generic agrochemical company Willowood (Roseburg, Oregon). 
Legal Syngenta

Dow appeals $455 million patent dispute to US Supreme Court

Dow AgroSciences (part of DowDuPont) has asked the US Supreme Court to review and reverse a federal court ruling that requires it to pay Bayer’s Crop Science division some $455 million for violating a patent agreement related to a gene used to convey tolerance to the herbicide, glufosinate-ammonium. 

Legal Dow AgroSciences

EU legal view opens way for firms to challenge candidate ai list

Companies should be given the right to challenge the inclusion of active ingredients in a list of candidates for substitution, says Melchior Wathelet, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
EU European Commission

UPL wins in UK High Court against toll manufacturers

UPL has won a UK High Court case against UK toll manufacturers regarding illegal production of its herbicide, Metafol (metamitron 700 g/litre), also known as Bettix.
Legal UPL

Monsanto US cancer suit mired in document controversy

An attorney representing cancer victims who claim that Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide caused their illnesses appears to have acted in "bad faith" when he leaked confidential documents, a US state of California federal judge said last week.

United States EPA

US enviros lose round one of chlorpyrifos fight

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a plea by environmentalists to reverse the EPA's decision not to ban the organophosphate insecticide, chlorpyrifos.
United States Legal

Nortox wins appeal to reopen manufacturing plant

The Brazilian agrochemical company, Nortox (Arapongas), has won an appeal lifting the suspension of operation at one of its manufacturing plants, national media report.
Brazil Legal

Syngenta ordered to pay US farmers $218 million in GMO dispute

A US jury has ordered Syngenta to pay $217.7 million to a certified class of more than 7,000 farmers in the US state of Kansas who claimed that the company had acted irresponsibly when it commercialised its genetically-modified insect-resistant Agrisure Viptera (MIR162) maize
United States Legal
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