MONSANTO LAWSUIT SETTLED All West Virginia Lawsuits Are Settled In Monsanto Case
Reported by: Elizabeth Norieka
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Ashley Smith
Reported: Feb. 24, 2012 2:07 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 24, 2012 8:25 PM EST
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, Putnam County
, West Virginia
Monsanto and attorneys for Nitro residents reached settlements for all lawsuits in West Virginia. Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Derek Swope granted preliminary approval to the settlement. This resolved all claims in all pending litigation as well as all class actions filed in West Virginia.
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