South Korean court says Dow, Monsanto owe Korean Agent Orange victims

Debbie M. Lord

The Korean Supreme Court has ruled that chemical companies Monsanto and Dow Chemical must pay 39 Korean Vietnam War veterans $415,000 for certain skin diseases they suffered when they came into contact with the defoliant Agent Orange.

According to a story from Agence France-Presse, the court also sent back to a lower court for review, a 2006 case that ordered the U.S. firms to pay a total of 63 billion ($61 million) in compensation to 6,795 South Korean veterans and their families.

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