Holyfield v. Chevron et al

September 8, 2020
Not judged
United States, Missouri

Technicians and Professional users
Henry Holyfield, Tara Holyfield
Syngenta, Chevron
Paul D. Anderson, Steven E. Crick, Kevin D. Stanley, John P. Heisserer

Civil court
Herbicide, Paraquat
Award of punitive damages, for the costs of this action and any other relief allowed under Missouri law;
District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, United States

Henry Holyfield developed Parkinson’s, due to his exposure to paraquat in his work as a crop duster from 1965 through 1975. The suit alleges that paraquat was distributed “without adequate instructions on safe use” and “without instructions or warnings that the paraquat was dangerous to health and life and caused disease.” As the number of similar cases increase, lawyers are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar lawsuits under the oversight of a federal judge in California. On April 12, 2021 U.S. District Judge John Ross denied the motion filed on 9 sept. 2020 by Syngenta and co-defendant Chevron to dismiss the case.