U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) News

Crowder sends last atrazine cases to Stack

By Amelia Flood | Oct 4, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder signed an order Sept. 29 sending the last two proposed atrazine class action cases pending against United Agri-Products Inc. and Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. to Circuit Judge Daniel Stack.

Crowder will allow discovery of non-parties in atrazine class action

By Amelia Flood | Sep 26, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder will allow plaintiffs in one of a series of proposed class actions against a maker of the herbicide atrazine to discover evidence among non-parties to the litigation.

Holiday Shores, Syngenta to argue dueling motions to compel Friday

By Amelia Flood | Sep 22, 2010

Tillery Attorneys continue to duel over discovery issues in one of a series of proposed class action cases brought against the makers of atrazine.

Lawyers aim to harass and intimidate growers in atrazine issue

By Jere White | Sep 16, 2010

White Atrazine is a vital herbicide that is under attack by environmentalists, activist researchers, activist media and slick trial attorneys.

Tillery files for hearing on motion to compel in atrazine class action

By Amelia Flood | Sep 15, 2010

Tillery Another discovery dispute has arisen in one of a series of proposed class action suits against the maker of the herbicide atrazine.

Crowder denies motions to dismiss and stay in atrazine class action

By Ann Knef | Sep 2, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has denied motions to stay and to dismiss a proposed class action against a leading maker of the herbicide atrazine.

Trade groups argue to quash depositions in atrazine case

By Amelia Flood | Aug 26, 2010

Reeg The University of Chicago, Illinois Farm Bureau and other big trade groups are seeking to kill a series of subpoenas and deposition notices filed in a class action against various makers and distributors of atrazine.

University of Chicago's motion to quash Tillery subpoena to be heard in atrazine case

By Amelia Flood | Aug 19, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder will oversee a motion hearing Aug. 25 in a proposed class action against atrazine manufacturer Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.

Critics of EPA's Jackson say she bows to both extremes

By Justin Anderson | Jul 29, 2010

Jackson Soon after President Barack Obama tapped Lisa P. Jackson to take the reins at the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the agency announced it would be re-reviewing a commonly used farming pesticide – atrazine – and its potential health effects.

Asbestos history laid out in six week trial that ended in deadlock

By Steve Korris | Jul 22, 2010

Castleman BLOOMINGTON – Two mesothelioma sufferers fell short of a unanimous jury verdict on their claim that a conspiracy among corporations caused their disease.

Trade groups fight subpoenas in Syngenta atrazine class action

By Amelia Flood | Jul 19, 2010

Tillery A number of trade groups representing the chemical and fertilizer industries in Illinois are fighting subpoenas issued in one of a series of class action cases over alleged water contamination by a popular weed killer.

EPA, atrazine maker at odds over study

By Justin Anderson | Jul 12, 2010

Jackson The federal Environmental Protection Agency says a new review of atrazine, a commonly used agricultural pesticide, is rooted in a statutory mandate and prompted by new evidence about the effects of the pesticide to humans and animals.

Atrazine motion hearing to be reset

By Amelia Flood | Jul 1, 2010

Reeg A hearing over dueling motions to compel in one of a series of Madison County alleged water contamination class actions is off.

Cerro, Pharmacia named in another suit over Sauget pollution

By Kelly Holleran | Jun 30, 2010

Another Illinois resident whose relative died after being exposed to hazardous substances near Sauget has filed a lawsuit over the release of those substances.

Crowder to hear arguments on dueling motions in atrazine case

By Amelia Flood | Jun 24, 2010

Tillery Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder is scheduled to preside over another discovery dispute in one of a series of proposed class actions stemming from alleged water contamination by a popular weed killer.

Syngenta says plaintiff fails to allege atrazine level in class action

By Amelia Flood | Jun 10, 2010

Reeg Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. asked County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder on Thursday to dismiss a proposed class action, arguing the plaintiffs have failed to allege how levels of its atrazine violate standing law and how those levels can be tied back to the company.

Tillery fights Syngenta's motion to stay; Crowder to hear atrazine motions Thursday

By Amelia Flood | Jun 8, 2010

Tillery A defendant in a series of suits over alleged water contamination by a common weed killer will once again ask a Madison County judge to stay the suit until a nearly identical federal case is resolved.

United Agri-Products argues motion to dismiss Madison County atrazine class action

By Amelia Flood | May 26, 2010

Reeg A defendant in one of a series of proposed class actions over atrazine's alleged water contamination argued that it has nothing to do with selling the herbicide in Illinois and wants the case against it thrown out.

Atrazine cases set for case management May 26

By Amelia Flood | May 19, 2010

Scott A case management conference is set next week in a series of proposed class actions over water contamination allegedly caused by a common weed killer.

Crowder sets motion day in atrazine suits

By Amelia Flood | May 4, 2010

Crowder Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder will hear pending motions in a series of proposed class actions stemming from alleged water contamination by a common weed-killer.

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