2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: dickboyd@aol.com
Date: 10 Jun 2003 19:13:41 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Agent Orange
Admiral Zumwalt, Chief of Naval Operations as well as several other senior 
members of the administration lost children and loved ones to Agent Orange in 
the Viet Nam war.

When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn? Gone to flowers every 

This from the Wall Street Journal Afternoon Report (subscription required).   

<A HREF="mailto:afternoon_report2@e-mail.wsj.com";>afternoon_report2@e-mail.wsj.com</A>    
."* * *<A HREF="http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB105517145731120800,00.html?mod=dartTAR";>Deadlock Over Agent Orange Case</A>
The Supreme Court <A HREF="http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB105517145731120800,00.html?mod=dartTAR";>issued a rare 4-4 decision today</A> in two cases related to 
the illnesses suffered by veterans of the Vietnam War who were exposed to Agent 
Orange, the chemical defoliant used to clear jungles in the hunt for the 
enemy. The decision, in effect, will leave it to the lower courts to decide how to 
handle liability claims from veterans who got cancer and other diseases after 
the expiration of a $180 million settlement. In different cases, two men 
claimed their cancers are related to Agent Orange. Dow Chemical, Monsanto and other 
companies that made Agent Orange had argued their liability ended with the 
1984 class-action settlement. The tie stems from the decision by John Paul 
Stevens to not participate in the case. Justice Stevens gave no public reason, but 
his only son was a Vietnam veteran who died at the age of 47, apparently after 
suffering from cancer.

Write to Joseph Schuman at <A HREF="mailto:joseph.schuman@wsj.com";>joseph.schuman@wsj.com</A>   


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