IHS Chemical Week

Markets :: Fine Chemicals/Biotech :: Agricultural chemicals

High Court Ruling Sets Precedent for Pesticide Makers

12:06 PM MST | February 25, 2008 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that federal laws regulating the safety of medical devices preempt defective product claims based on state laws. The ruling will aid chemical industry attorneys seeking to limit state pesticide industry lawsuits, because the preemption language in the ruling is nearly identical to the language in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), industry attorneys say. The high court ruled 8-1 in Riegel v. Medtronic that pre-market approval of medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) overrides...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com

Not an IHS Chemical Week
24/7 member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • Searchable online archive access of the last 2 years of Chemical Week.
  • Print or digital magazine subscription
  • Price and market change alerts
  • Economic data and statistics
  • Buyers' Guides
  • Webcasts | whitepapers




contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa