Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
4Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Amended Class Action Complaint Against Syngenta

Amended Class Action Complaint Against Syngenta

Ratings: (0)|Views: 945 |Likes:
Published by huffpostfund
The largest private water utility company in the United States joined a federal lawsuit March 23, 2010 seeking to force the manufacturer of atrazine, a widely-used herbicide, to pay for its removal from drinking water.
The largest private water utility company in the United States joined a federal lawsuit March 23, 2010 seeking to force the manufacturer of atrazine, a widely-used herbicide, to pay for its removal from drinking water.

More info:

Published by: huffpostfund on Mar 24, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/11/2012

pdf

text

original

 
1
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
 C
ITY OF
G
REENVILLE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
V
ILLAGE OF
)C
OULTERVILLE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
V
ILLAGE OF
E
VANSVILLE
, )I
LLINOIS
;
 
V
ILLAGE OF
F
ARINA
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
C
ITY OF
)G
ILLESPIE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
C
ITY OF
C
AMERON
,
 
M
ISSOURI
;
 
)C
ITY OF
C
ONCORDIA
,
 
M
ISSOURI
;
 
C
ITY OF
)C
ARBONDALE
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
C
ITY OF
D
ODGE
C
ITY
,
 
)
ANSAS
;
 
C
ITY OF
M
ARION
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
M
IAMI
) JURY
 
DEMANDEDC
OUNTY
URAL
W
ATER 
D
ISTRICT
 N
O
.
 
2;
 
C
ITY OF
)O
SWEGO
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
C
ITY OF
P
LAINS
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
C
ITY
)
OF
J
ASPER 
,
 
I
 NDIANA
;
 
V
ILLAGE OF
M
ONROEVILLE
,
 
)O
HIO
;
 
C
ITY OF
U
PPER 
S
ANDUSKY
,
 
O
HIO
;
 
C
RESTON
)M
UNICIPAL
U
TILITIES
; I
LLINOIS
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
)C
OMPANY
;
 
M
ISSOURI
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
)C
OMPANY
;
 
I
 NDIANA
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
C
OMPANY
, )I
 NC
.;
 
I
OWA
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
C
OMPANY
; )O
HIO
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
C
OMPANY
;
 
)C
HARITON
M
UNICIPAL
W
ATERWORKS
;
 
and )V
ILLAGE OF
O
TTAWA
,
 
O
HIO
,
 
individually and on ) behalf of all others similarly situated, ))Plaintiffs, )) Case No: 10-188-JPG)v.
 
))S
YNGENTA
C
ROP
P
ROTECTION
,
 
I
 NC
., and )S
YNGENTA
AG, ))Defendants. ) ______________________________________________________________________________ 
FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT ______________________________________________________________________________ 
 Plaintiffs, C
ITY OF
G
REENVILLE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
V
ILLAGE OF
C
OULTERVILLE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
V
ILLAGEOF
E
VANSVILLE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
V
ILLAGE OF
F
ARINA
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
C
ITY OF
G
ILLESPIE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
;
 
C
ITY OF
C
AMERON
,
 
M
ISSOURI
;
 
C
ITY OF
C
ONCORDIA
,
 
M
ISSOURI
;
 
C
ITY OF
C
ARBONDALE
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
C
ITY OF
D
ODGE
C
ITY
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
C
ITY OF
M
ARION
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
M
IAMI
C
OUNTY
URAL
W
ATER 
D
ISTRICT
 N
O
.
 
Case 3:10-cv-00188-JPG-PMF Document 6 Filed 03/23/10 Page 1 of 31
 
2
2;
 
C
ITY OF
O
SWEGO
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
C
ITY OF
P
LAINS
,
 
ANSAS
;
 
C
ITY OF
J
ASPER 
,
 
I
 NDIANA
;
 
V
ILLAGE OF
M
ONROEVILLE
,
 
O
HIO
;
 
C
ITY OF
U
PPER 
S
ANDUSKY
,
 
O
HIO
;
 
C
RESTON
M
UNICIPAL
U
TILITIES
;
 
I
LLINOIS
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
C
OMPANY
;
 
M
ISSOURI
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
C
OMPANY
;
 
I
 NDIANA
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
C
OMPANY
,
 
I
 NC
.;
 
I
OWA
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
C
OMPANY
;
 
O
HIO
-A
MERICAN
W
ATER 
C
OMPANY
; C
HARITON
M
UNICIPAL
W
ATERWORKS
;
 
and
 
V
ILLAGE OF
O
TTAWA
,
 
O
HIO
,
 
individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, complain against Defendants
 
S
YNGENTA
C
ROP
P
ROTECTION
,
 
I
 NC
. and S
YNGENTA
AG, as follows:
NATURE OF THE ACTION
 1.
 
Plaintiffs bring this lawsuit to require Defendant herbicide manufacturers to bear the cost of removing their toxic product atrazine from the public’s drinking water. Defendantsdesigned, marketed, and sold atrazine knowing that it would contaminate public water supplieswhen used as intended. And while Defendants earned billions of dollars in revenues from thesale of atrazine, they left Plaintiffs to pay the ever-growing bill for filtering the toxic productfrom the public’s drinking water. Plaintiffs never consented to Defendants’ contamination of their water and never derived any benefit from either the sale or the use of Defendants’ atrazine.They now bring this lawsuit to force the Defendants, who reap the financial benefit frommanufacturing and/or selling atrazine, to also bear the financial burden that the chemical imposeson third parties.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
 2.
 
This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action under 28 U.S.C §1332(a) because there is complete diversity of citizenship among the parties, and the amount incontroversy for each Plaintiff exceeds the sum or value of $75,000, exclusive of interest andcosts. In addition, this Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action under 28
Case 3:10-cv-00188-JPG-PMF Document 6 Filed 03/23/10 Page 2 of 31
 
3
U.S.C § 1332(d) because there is minimal diversity of citizenship among the parties, there aremore than one hundred members of the proposed class/subclasses, and the amount in controversyexceeds the sum or value of $5,000,000, exclusive of interest and costs.3.
 
Venue is proper in this judicial district under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(a) because asubstantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to this action occurred in this district, asubstantial part of the property that is the subject of this action is situated in this district, or  because both Defendants are currently subject to personal jurisdiction in this district.
 PARTIES
4.
 
Plaintiff C
ITY OF
G
REENVILLE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
(“Greenville”) is organized and existsunder the laws of Illinois, and is lawfully engaged in providing drinking water for publicconsumption to Illinois residents. At all times relevant hereto, Greenville has owned andoperated the water district known as City of Greenville, an Illinois municipal corporation, and provides water to businesses and residents of Greenville, Royal Lake, Mulberry Grove,Smithboro, Donnellson, Ameren, and Panama, Illinois, under 65 ILCS 5/11-125,
et seq.
Thecurrent water system has been in operation since 1969, and uses Governor Bond Lake as itssource of raw water. Governor Bond Lake is surrounded by agricultural operations utilized for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Greenville’s water has been and will continue to be contaminated byDefendants’ atrazine. Greenville’s past, present, and future cost to filter Defendants’ atrazinefrom its water exceeds $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs.5.
 
Plaintiff V
ILLAGE OF
C
OULTERVILLE
,
 
I
LLINOIS
(“Coulterville”) is organized andexists under the laws of Illinois, and is lawfully engaged in providing drinking water for publicconsumption to Illinois residents. Coulterville, located primarily in Randolph County, owns andoperates the water district known as Village of Coulterville, which provides water to businesses
Case 3:10-cv-00188-JPG-PMF Document 6 Filed 03/23/10 Page 3 of 31

Activity (4)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->