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Old 08-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Longshot Longshot is offline
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woohoo!

called hotline and I'm in "final" stages...... oh wait, that will mean months more.

dang!
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:14 PM
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Does anyone have any info on average cost of soil remediation? Excerpt taken from Purdue 2012 Imprelis update... "For 2012, Purdue specialists do not recommend
planting new trees in the same area where a damaged tree was removed — unless the entire tree is removed (shoots, roots, bark, leaves, etc.) and several cubic feet of
soil surrounding the tree are also removed. Soil removal will be necessary to protect newly planted trees from being exposed to the herbicide. Although replanting a
tree in an Imprelis®- treated area could be risky in 2012..."
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:32 PM
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Chicago Tribune "Problem Solver: DuPont herbicide Imprelis kills tree, but restitution moves slowly." read today's article...if this guy only knew half the story! Had a "Dupont" visit last night from Davey Tree and a third party rep from "Dupont" to verify my claim. What a joke! As usual, I asked about the timeframe. Would I hear from Dupont in 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years? They didn't know but my claim pkg. was close to being completed. Forgot to tell them it couldn't be 6 years as the Michigan Statue of Limitations for product liability, injury to personal property and negligence is only three years from the date of injury. OMG Dupont is on my last, thin nerve.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:37 AM
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I am quite happy that I found this forum. Thank you to all for posting such great information.

I am President of a homeowners association that has extensive damage from Imprelis. As of the inspection done in December 2011 for a claim filing to DuPont, we had over 200 tress showing various degrees of damage from Imprelis. Of that total, 35 were rated either 4 or 5.

We have had the same frustration as everyone else in trying to get information from DuPont. However, 2 weeks ago, we were called by DuPont and told we should have their Settlement Agreement in 3 weeks. Naturally, we are quite anxious to see what it is.

We are located in Warrington, Bucks Co., PA. If anyone can recommend an attorney in our area that is familiar with Imprelis claims, I would appreciate it. I would not be at all surprised if that is the route that we will wind up taking.

Again, thanks for all the info and I will let you know how we make out.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:34 AM
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Due to the ongoing nature of the contamination caused by Imprelis, the Plaintiffs claim they have yet to discover the full extent of the damage to trees, plants, shrubs and/or soil remediation. Among other things, the Plaintiffs are concerned about whether they will ever be able to replace the trees killed by Imprelis, and have begun assessing the costs of soil remediation including the disposal of contaminated soil in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.
http://yourlegalhelp.com/wright-schu...-herbicide/443
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:57 AM
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I think you are facing what most of us will face if we sell. I agree, talk to an attorney NOW, don't wait. If it wasn't disclosed till after the sale, you might have a case. The homeowner wasn't honest and should have disclosed the information to the realtor and to you.

Doesn't sound like the LCO is being up front or maybe not giving you up to date information. My trees are starting to get bugs, nature's way to clean up the death.

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been reading these posts for a while now,decided to join and tell my story......this site has offered more information than i have got from dupont or my lco,we bought are house in oct,2011 2 months later we got handed an adendum from our realitor from the ladies attorney that we bought house from to transfer her imprelis claim to us,we did not understand anything except a chemical was used to kill weeds but had affected the trees and bushes,no big deal really!! our plan was to cut trees down anyway as they were ugly as well as redo the landscaping,we were not aware the trees were ugly do to this product,we had 4 evergreen trees,3 in back and 1 in front yard,february i called and complained to dupont about the shape of my trees as they had gotten worse and branches were falling and hitting my power lines,1 week later davey tree showed up and cut 1 in front yard down that was near my power line,then i got call from my lco saying not to let them cut anymore down cuz they want the job,in april lco came out and said only 1 tree in the back yard is related to imprelis,the others are a fungus....i said well if you come to take it take the other 2 with ya,he said how will you pay for the other,i said when dupont sends me money,he agreed...so all my trees have been cut down and stumps grinded with no paper trail or anything for me to sign,i do have pictures and video of job being done.......we then got permission from lco to rip out bushes around the house to redo landscaping as the weather got nice,so we did....i have been sent a letter from lco in january saying our resolution agreement will be here in 30 days.....nothing,we were sent one on july17th saying it should arrive in a couple days.....nothing to this date,i am trying patiently to wait for agreement so i can look it over and decide if legal action is necessary,if i had known this would be the course i was headed for i would have never bought this mess.....thanks in advance for any feedback
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I'm sure DuPont never thought about circumstances like this. You probably will have to take all of your paperwork and pictures to an arborist and attorney. Might as well start now--time is money. Good luck!
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when i got the adendum,i made phone calls to the lco,dupont, and the insurance co. for the lco,everything has been turned over to my name,my lco has told me what has been claimed and how much to expect in my agreement,i am just hoping that when and if i ever recieve my resolution agreement it will be correct,like i said all trees and bushes affected have been removed and stumps grinded,we are not replaceing anything and there is no care to be needed on anything,we have however redone our landscaping and replanted plants which seem to not be looking all that great,but i hope it is do to lack of rain and extreme heat,it was after we did all this i saw a arcticle on here not to replant for 3 years,our goal was to update this house and sell it,which we have it for sale by owner,but i am wondering if we can do this with all the issues and possible contaminated ground,the lco says there is nothing to worry about but i haven't seen the truth from them yet!!!!
Wondering how the LCO knows what amount you'll get?

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:11 AM
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Welcome PapaD, sorry you are having the Imprelis problem also.

I had to go out of state to find an attorney, I'm using Schulte.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:19 AM
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Cannot find where to send a pm on this site. Please advise.
You have to be here I think a month and have 10 posts to have the pm privilige. Keeps spammers out.

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Chicago Tribune "Problem Solver: DuPont herbicide Imprelis kills tree, but restitution moves slowly." read today's article...if this guy only knew half the story! Had a "Dupont" visit last night from Davey Tree and a third party rep from "Dupont" to verify my claim. What a joke! As usual, I asked about the timeframe. Would I hear from Dupont in 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years? They didn't know but my claim pkg. was close to being completed. Forgot to tell them it couldn't be 6 years as the Michigan Statue of Limitations for product liability, injury to personal property and negligence is only three years from the date of injury. OMG Dupont is on my last, thin nerve.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...pine-herbicide
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:03 PM
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member since may 2012, 22 posts, you can send a pm by clicking on the user name "rosewater" and you will get a drop down menu, then select send a pm ....Jon Yates writes for the Chicago Tribune, "What's Your Problem" column.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:30 AM
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One of my dead 35 foot trees is on the corner of my house (I know, bad, but i didn't plant it). To remove the stump and soil required for replanting, i would need to redo my incoming water service, irrigation system and NG piping most likely. When i asked the Dupont rep how they pay for that possibility, they said the 15% would take care things like that.
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