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Company: Monsanto Co.
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Penalty: $390,000,000
Year: 2003
Date: September 9, 2003
Offense Group: environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: environmental violation
Violation Description: Monsanto and its former chemical unit Solutia agreed to pay $300 million to resolve a federal suit brought by residents of Anniston, Alabama over the dumping of toxic PCBs prior to the 1970s. At the same time, they agreed to pay another $300 million to settle a related state suit, Abernathy v. Monsanto. The announcement of the combined settlement of the two cases said Monsanto would pay out $390 million and Solutia $50 million, with the rest covered by their insurance companies (with no breakdown provided).
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Northern District of Alabama
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 2:01cv1407
Case Name: Tolbert, et al v. Monsanto Company, et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
Facility State: Alabama
HQ Country of Current Parent: Germany
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: chemicals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: chemicals
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