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Fipronil Litigation ‘Heats Up’ Along with the Termite Season

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The ongoing dispute over the future of fipronil between BASF and Makhteshim, along with its U.S. subsidiary Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) – which lay dormant for much of the winter, at least publicly – has entered a new, potentially critical phase as the parties once again squared off in U.S District Court in early May.

In the latest round of the high-stakes legal battle, which began more than two years ago, BASF asked Judge William L. Osteen, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina to find Makhteshim Agan of North America (MANA) in contempt for allegedly violating a court order restricting the company from producing fipronil-based termiticides using any manufacturing process other than that set forth in the original order, a charge Makhteshim denies. Click here to continue reading.

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