The Imprelis Class Action Settlement is composed of three different settlement classes. Class one is entitled the “property owners class”, class two is entitled “the lawn care professionals class” and class three is entitled “golf courses or other self applicators class”. Imprelis is a herbicide marketed by DuPont Professional Products that was used to kill weeds and other undesirable plants. The products was marketed as an environmentally friendly alternative to the commonly used 2,4-D herbicide but according to the Tree Damage Settlement it was anything but environmentally friendly. Just a few weeks after the product was introduced customers were reporting problems with trees that were near the area that was treated with Imprelis. Common issues being reported include curling needles, severe browning, and dieback in the trees. Types of trees include the great Norway Spruce, White Pine, and Balsam Fir. The case is entitled In re Imprelis Herbicide Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 11-md-2284 (E.D. Pa.). Settlements in the lawsuit include a possible cash payment, tree removal and or limited warranty for any future Imprelis tree damage. If you purchased Imprelis or received Imprelis from a purchaser and applied the herbicide on your property within the United States you might be a class member of the Imprelis Class Action Lawsuit. TreeDamageSettlement.com provides more details about the case and terms of the lawsuit.
Class members will be represented by the following law firms: NEBLETT, BEARD & ARSENAULT, LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP, GRANT & EISENHOFER and LABATON SUCHAROW LLP. A settlement fairness hearing will be held on September 27, 2013 to determine if the terms of the proposed settlement are fair. The hearing will take place at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Class members are not required to attend as their court appointed attorneys will represent them. More information about the case can be requested by writing to: Imprelis Settlement, P.O. Box 2964, Faribault, MN 55021-2964.