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U.K. Court Awards $31 Million in Fungicide Suit

1:30 AM MDT | May 8, 2010 | Alex Scott

A London court has ruled that about 2,000 U.K. consumers should be awarded compensation totaling up to £20 million ($31 million) for injuries and illness caused by exposure to the fungicide dimethyl fumarate (DMF). The DMF was found to be present in leather couches manufactured in China and sold in the U.K. The fungicide was present in powder form, in sachets placed within the couches to prevent them becoming moldy during storage in Asia. The case is the biggest class-action suit brought by consumers in U.K. history. It has been running for more than one year...

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