A class action lawsuit has been brought against DuPont Chemical Company with regard to their new weed killer. It claims that the weed killer, Imprelis, is killing trees, shrubs and ornamental planets. While it is extremely good at killing dandelions, ground ivy, weeds, etc. it is also good at killing trees, especially those with short root systems.
The suit seeks damages for all the property that was injured, an injunction barring DuPont from selling the product and punitive damages. The prosecution argues that DuPont was either negligent in testing Imprelis or reckless in bringing it to market. The prosecution attorneys are urging those who have dying trees in areas where Imprelis is used, to take photos and to not credit the dying trees to drought or bad weather. They expect this class-action to unfold over the next couple of years.