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Class Action Blog

As society becomes increasingly litigious, and as plaintiff attorneys market their services more aggressively, class action litigation is posing a rapidly growing threat to businesses in all sectors.

Class Action Blog
September 13, 2019

Second Circuit Finds 1993 Toxic Tort Class Actions on Life Support, But Still Alive.

Dozens of agricultural workers from Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama alleged that 1960s to 1980s pesticide exposures on banana plantations caused numerous health problems. Plaintiffs initially filed class action suits in Texas and Hawaii which thereafter had tortured procedural histories, including dismissals in the United States, refilings and dismissals in other nations, refilings in Texas, a trip to the United States Supreme Court by the Hawaii litigants, and continuing litigation in Hawaii.