February 24, 1996 in Nation/World

Apple Growers Push Alar Damage Claim

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Rebuffed at every level, Washington state apple growers on Monday will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their claim that a TV broadcast in 1989 disparaged their crop and cost them more than $75 million in losses.

The growers are appealing a U.S. Court of Appeals decision last fall to dismiss the case against CBS Inc., which aired a “60 Minutes” story that alleged apples treated with the pesticide Alar could cause cancer in children.

The growers originally lost their case in U.S. District Court in Spokane.

The Washington Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm, has agreed to represent the growers for free.

, DataTimes


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