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April 26, 2013

Federal Judge Tosses Out ESA “Mega Suit”

The ACTA Group

Timothy D. Backstrom was quoted in the April 26, 2013 issue of Pesticide & Chemical Policy: “ ‘This ruling is important for EPA and industry because it disciplines potential plaintiffs into making their allegations about failure to consult in conjunction with a specific registration action, rather than some general notion EPA has ongoing discretionary control over pesticide registrations,’ says Timothy Backstrom, an attorney in the D.C. office of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. Furthermore, the ‘vast majority, if not all of the allegations, for these hundreds of pesticides are now going to be time-barred,’ Backstrom, a former attorney in EPA’s Office of General Counsel, tells Pesticide & Chemical Policy.”