Abagninin v. AMVAC Chemical Corp. Reference : 07-56326 Complaint date : No description Status : Final judgment Place of jurisdiction : United States, Central District of California Plaintiffs types : Farm/rural workers Plaintiffs names : Akebo Abagninin, Amangoua Abli, Miessan Etienne Abli, Yapo Pierre Aboua, Koffi Antoine Abri, Ampoh Adama, Toure Abry, Haruna Abubakaray, Kroya Aka, Simplice Achiepo Defendants : AMVAC Chemical Corp., Dow Chemical, Shell Oil Company, Dole Food Company, Standard Fruit Co. Lawyers for Health and Environmental Justice : Raphael Metzger Case nature : Civil court Type(s), Product(s), Active substance(s) : Nematicide, DBCP Requests : Appeal the district court’s dismissal with prejudice of their claims against manufacturers, distributors, and users of the pesticide DBCP for genocide and crimes against humanity. Name of the Court : Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit of Central District of California, United States Jurisdiction level : Decision date : September 24, 2008 Decision nature : Negative Decision content : The decision of the district court is affirmed in all respects. Legal basis : Court Ruling : Link to the ruling Summary : 09.24.2008, claims against manufacturers, distributors, and users of the pesticide DBCP for genocide and crimes against humanity under the Alien Tort Statute from an Ivorian national who worked on banana and pineapple plantations are rejected. He alleges that his exposure to DBCP caused his infertility and an abnormally low sperm count. The claim is rejected for failure to allege that AMVAC’s conduct occurred within the context of a State or organizational policy. Scientific references : No scientifice reference for this case. Related links : No related link for this case.