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DuPont Wins Approval for Accord That Imprelis Kills Trees

DuPont Co., the biggest U.S. chemical maker by market value, won a federal judge’s approval to settle class-action claims that its Imprelis herbicide damaged trees at tens of thousands of homes and golf courses.

The preliminary approval of the settlement was granted yesterday by U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter in Philadelphia, according to a court filing today. DuPont, based in Wilmington, Delaware, agreed to remove damaged trees and pay for replacements, maintenance and warranties, according to the judge’s order.