FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 15, 2011
Labaton Sucharow LLP, Along With its Co-Counsel The Miller Law Firm, P.C., Filed a Class
Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Purchasers and Users of DuPont's Imprelis® Herbicide
NEW YORK (July 15, 2011) — Labaton Sucharow LLP, along with its co-counsel The Miller
Law Firm, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on July 14, 2011 in the United States District Court
for the District of Delaware. The lawsuit, believed to be the first in the country to address these
allegations, was filed on behalf of purchasers and users of DuPont's Imprelis® herbicide between
October 4, 2010 through and including future date of trial. The action charges DuPont with
consumer fraud, unjust enrichment, negligence, product liability and damage to land under both
Delaware and Michigan law.
Since 2010, DuPont has actively touted Imprelis® to its consumers of lawn care products as an
environmentally-friendly herbicide that is "effective for broadleaf weed control…" and which "is
not impacted by rain, hot temperatures or cool temperatures." However, contrary to DuPont's
representations, the class action alleges that applications of Imprelis® were immediately
followed by lethal damage to mature landscape trees resulting in damages across the country
which are projected to be in the millions of dollars.
"We intend to seek remedy for all consumers who have potentially suffered harm," said Miller
Law Firm partner E. Powell Miller.
Specifically, Plaintiffs allege that DuPont misrepresented the safety of Imprelis® to consumers,
and concealed or omitted the fact that Imprelis® caused serious environmental damage to trees.
Plaintiffs also allege that DuPont had a duty to ensure its product's safety, and in failing to do so,
Plaintiffs incurred severe damages from DuPont's negligent conduct. Finally, Plaintiffs allege
that DuPont was unjustly enriched by receiving compensation for Plaintiffs' purchases of
Imprelis®, and it should be divested of such enrichment with damages awarded to Plaintiffs.
Said Labaton Sucharow Partner Christopher J. Keller, "This supposedly safe product potentially
killed thousands of mature trees. These can't just be replaced by going to the garden store, it
takes 30 years for most species to reach maturity. Many of the people who were affected by
Imprelis® won't see their trees replaced during their lifetimes and we think that they deserve to
be repaid for that damage."
About Labaton Sucharow
Labaton Sucharow LLP, with offices in New York, New York and Wilmington, Delaware, is one
of the country's premier law firms representing institutional investors in class action and complex
securities litigation, as well as consumers and businesses in class actions seeking to recover
damages for anticompetitive practices. It is consistently among the top plaintiffs litigation firms
based on its rankings in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and The National Law Journal's
Plaintiffs' Hot List. The Firm has been a champion of investor and consumer rights
for close to 50 years, seeking recovery of current losses and necessary governance reforms to
protect investors and consumers. Labaton Sucharow has been recognized for its excellence by
the courts and its peers. More information about Labaton Sucharow is available at
About The Miller Law Firm
The Miller Law Firm, P.C., headquartered in Rochester, Michigan, is recognized throughout the
United States as a leader in complex business lawsuits and securities and consumer class action
litigation. More information about the Miller Law Firm is available at www.millerlawpc.com