Imprelis Discussion - it's damage, Dupont's Claim Process, Lawsuits filed, Experience

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Starbuy, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Longshot

    Longshot LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    woohoo!

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

    dang!
     
  2. rosewater

    rosewater LawnSite Member
    from SALINE
    Posts: 63

    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..."
     
  3. rosewater

    rosewater LawnSite Member
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    Posts: 63

    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.
     
  4. PapaD

    PapaD LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  5. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    http://yourlegalhelp.com/wright-sch...maged-allegedly-due-to-imprelis-herbicide/443
     
  6. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    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.

    Wondering how the LCO knows what amount you'll get?
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2012
  7. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    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.
     
  8. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    You have to be here I think a month and have 10 posts to have the pm privilige. Keeps spammers out.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...29_1_imprelis-spruce-and-white-pine-herbicide
     
  9. rosewater

    rosewater LawnSite Member
    from SALINE
    Posts: 63

    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.
     
  10. Ubetit

    Ubetit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    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. :rolleyes:
     

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