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Ellis v. Bradbury

Case Summary Citation

Ellis v. Bradbury, No. C-13-1266 MMC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54339,

2014 WL 1569271 (N. D. Cal. Apr. 18, 2014).


The United States District Court for the Northern District of California reiterated the need for a party seeking suspension or cancellation of an EPA registered pesticide to fully exhaust their administrative remedies under FIFRA. Here, plaintiffs filed a number of claims, including claims requesting either cancellation or suspension of pesticides containing clothianidin and thiamethoxam. However, as described by the court, plaintiffs failed to adequately exhaust existing administrative remedies outlined within § 136d of FIFRA. Additionally the court found that claims asserting § 7 violations of the ESA could be filed prior to exhaustion of administrative remedies under FIFRA.

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