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Old 02-27-2012, 07:30 PM
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Imprelis Discussion - it's damage, Dupont's Claim Process, Lawsuits filed, Experience

If your a homeowner or business that has been affected by the damage caused by Imprelis you may submit your questions, comments, experiences and advice without judgement or criticism by others. I'm a landscape professional and property owner who has had landscape damage caused by Dupont's Imprelis.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:23 PM
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Did you not have to be licensed to purchase Imprelis?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:27 PM
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Did you not have to be licensed to purchase Imprelis?
I never purchased Imprelis. My property was damaged due to the neighbor's LCO applying it to their yard and it migrated into my yard which is downhill from theirs. Yes, those who purchased Imprelis had to be licensed.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:33 PM
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what is odd is the bulk of the damage is in the northern states where there was more rain???
its a real mess
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:40 PM
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what is odd is the bulk of the damage is in the northern states where there was more rain???
its a real mess
I agree. From what many researchers have claimed, Dupont allegedly didn't properly test the product with the thought of certain rainfall levels and proximity to susceptible shrubs and trees. The product certainly migrated as it leeched into the soil and was sucked up by these conifers during their important feeding cycle.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for starting this thread and the links. I didn't see homeowners had an area and that we weren't supposed to post on other threads. My apologies to any LCO that was inconvenienced by my posts.

This forum is the only place that I have found any updates on what Dupont is doing. They aren't informing my LCO and when I call, they say be patient.

I don't want a fortune. I want my yard to look like it did before it was treated with Imprelis and thats not going to happen. I have dead pine trees and pine trees that look like aliens. My peach tree is toasted and my weeping willow? Before the leaves fell off, the leaf went from single leaf to triple, all grown together.

We took good care of our trees and paid huge water bills in drought summers to keep them healthy. I consider that part of reimbursement.

Something else that is bothering me and unless you are an animal lover, you won't understand. My back white pine has been my burial ground for my pets. The thought of them being dug up breaks my heart. That tree might will just be leveled at the stump.

Star, please keep me posted. Seems you have an inside on whats happening and I do appreciate it. When I get an offer, I'll share. Dupont is in no hurry and I won't rush to settle.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:34 PM
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More lawsuits filed against Imprelis maker Dupont: http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesh...140211533.html

It is not stated in this article whether any of these property owners rejected Dupont's offer within the claims process set up by Dupont or if they were never a part of Dupont's claim process. Dupont has hired Epiq Systems which helps corporations with recalls, damage liability issues and claimant compensations.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:36 PM
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I never purchased Imprelis. My property was damaged due to the neighbor's LCO applying it to their yard and it migrated into my yard which is downhill from theirs. Yes, those who purchased Imprelis had to be licensed.
My hubby helped plant trees in the neighbors yard. Their yard is downhill from ours. The runoff is killing their trees.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:21 PM
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Still nothing.

Had the tree company on the list come out, there are more damaged trees. Checking the other thread to see if anybody else has updates.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:11 PM
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Dupont called me to discuss some of the extra costly items that the Imprelis damaged trees have incurred and the fact that since the ones that died would have been the same size as the ones they're supposed to match on the other side of my drive. Since their first estimates are only based on the size the trees were when the site visit took place, the rep said I will need to send in the information within the counteroffer. They are accepting counteroffers for review. The first ones they send out are the lowball figures (which Davey Tree stated it would not be enough for all the work involved). The Dupont rep told me its good to gather all information that causes the settlement to have to increase to make the property 'whole'. Any extra digging to remove all the roots, Imprelis soil, moving/replacing utilities, property value loss, and demands that the trees to be replaced be done so with ones that are the same size as the would have been had they not been damaged by Imprelis, all these things are to be included on the counteroffer you send back to them. They understand that each property is different and what one offer could work for one property doesn't mean it will work for all to bring the property 'whole'.

It was also suggested by a supervisor at Dupont (in the product recall department) that the areas like mine that had heavy damage may mean not being able to replant on those areas for an undertermined time due to it still being in the soil. Studies have found it can last over 1 year and where it was used heavily plants can't grow and their growth is stunted and abnormal. They even suggested they would just grind down the stumb. Since that would permanantly ruin my landscape the compensation would have to be increased greatly. She then got quite and said this was beyond her ability to help in the matter and consultation with others would take place.

Many of them do not know much about plantlife, landscaping and true costs for labor. They are depending on an accounting firm Deloitte LLP to come up with the case by case $ figures based on tree prices, but they don't get all the information about your claim, so their basic formula figures must go back to Epiq Systems to handle mailing them out. Once a person rejects the first lowball offer they can send in all the information (appraisals help) to show them the true cost to make you 'whole'.

Some small claims seem to get accepted easier since costs are smaller, but get proper estimates done to see how much it will really cost.

Dupont will not pay any contractor to do the work, even if they've worked out 'deals' with them. They can only send the property owner the full check for the whole settlement and it is up to you what company you want the work to be done by. You can hand pick the trees and have more control over the relandscaping of your property.

At this point, mine is still in review. I need the settlement so i can first remove the destroyed trees and ruined soil. But, I'm going to wait until fall to replant since I don't want harm to come to the new ones. If your area wasn't as hit as hard as mine you maybe able to plant earlier, but use active charcoal in the soil and even the lawn around it since its still in the lawn and that could migrate right back into the tree bed.
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