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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. 

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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

UPL settles claims against AgChemAccess for Metafol

UPL has settled its claims against UK agrochemical company AgChemAccess (Norwich, Norfolk) related to illegally parallel-trading unauthorised copies of UPL's herbicide, Metafol (metamitron 700 g/litre).
UPL United Kingdom

EU court says translation error cannot block agchem approval

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a discrepancy in the Spanish version of the 2009 EU approval of the fungicide, difenoconazole, cannot be used as the basis of a lawsuit seeking to annul a product approval.
EU Spain

Enviros want US court to expedite review of Monsanto dicamba herbicide

Environmentalists who have filed a lawsuit to reverse the US EPA's registration of Monsanto's herbicide, XtendiMax (dicamba, diglycolamine salt), say that their challenge should be expedited. They cite as justification their claim that use of the pesticide poses "risks of serious, irreparable harm" to hundreds of federally protected plants and animals.

United States Herbicides & PGRs

Brazil judge suspends Nortox operations

A Brazilian judge has ordered the suspension of operations of a manufacturing plant of Brazilian agrochemical company Nortox (Arapongas).

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