Cases & Deals

Manufacturer of herbicides defends lawsuit related to use of product during Vietnam War

Clients Manufacturer of herbicides

Jones Day is representing a manufacturer of herbicides before the Civil Court of Evry in pending litigation initiated by a French individual against the U.S. manufacturers of an herbicide used during the Vietnam War. This is the first French litigation on this matter for the manufacturers, but several proceedings have been initiated since the 1970's in other jurisdictions, including the United States and Korea. The plaintiff is seeking compensation for damages deriving from alleged contamination by the herbicide.