3rd Circuit To Rehear En Banc Banana Plantation Workers’ Pesticide Injury Appeal
(October 5, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 22 agreed to rehear en banc the claim of banana plantation workers who contend that they have suffered injuries as a result of exposure to pesticides, which a Third Circuit panel previously dismissed (Tobias Bermudez Chavez v. Dole Food Company Inc., No. 13-4144 [consolidated], 3rd Cir.).
Tobias Bermudez Chavez sued Dole Food Co. Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in 2012, alleging that he had been injured by "misuse...