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ARNOLD v. DOW CHEM. CO., B143708

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, 7 USC 136v, does not preempt state law claims of defective design or breach of warranty for personal injuries resulting from the use of chemicals.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/14/2001
  • Published 08/14/2001


  • NOTT, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Law Offices of Raphael Metzger, Raphael Metzger, Long Beach, and James A. von Sauer, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, Farah Nicol, Santa Monica;  Barnes & Thornburg, Andrew J. Detherage and Charles P. Edwards, Indianapolis, IN, for Defendants and Respondents The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Agrosciences, LLC., Prindle, Decker & Amaro, Long Beach, Mark Pepys;  Baker & Hostetler, James L. Moore and John W. Ghezzi, Houston, TX, for Defendant and Respondent Bayer Corporation., Seyfarth Shaw,John D. Dwyer, Todd C. Hunt, Los Angeles, and Richard E. Elder, Concord, for Defendant and Respondent FMC Corporation., Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, David C. Allen, Phillip J. Eskenazi and Lisa C. Phelan, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Van Waters & Rogers Inc., Klinedinst, Fliehman & McKillop, Kendra J. Hall and Jennifer N. Lehman, San Diego, for Defendants and Respondents Lumber City Corporation and Ezell Nursery Supply, Inc., Law Offices of Gerald Philip Peters, Gerald Philip Peters, Encino;  Snyder, Dorenfeld & Tannenbaum and Bradley A. Snyder, Encino, for Defendant and Respondent Q.B. Scott Company, Inc.
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