Pesticide Company Settles Sterility Suit
Posted Apr 16, 2007 9:24 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
One of three defendants has settled a lawsuit that claimed an agricultural pesticide caused sterility in workers at Nicaraguan banana plantations, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Amvac Chemical Corp. of Newport Beach, Calif., will pay $300,000 to settle the case. It denies any wrongdoing.
Other defendants are Dow Chemical Co. and Dole Fruit Co. The case is scheduled for trial next month in Los Angeles.