A Delaware Supreme Court ruling has opened the door to Benlate lawsuits in the home state of the DuPont Co., producer of the controversial fungicide whose alleged ability to cause birth defects has resulted in a flood of lawsuits against the world-class chemical company.

The state’s highest court May 25 reversed a Superior Court judge’s finding that a lawsuit brought on behalf of six children born in England, Scotland, Wales and New Zealand should be heard in courts in those countries. The children suffered from severe eye defects that were attributed to their mothers’ exposure to Benlate.

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