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ATRA says CMD tried to undermine defendant in atrazine class action

[ 0 ] February 7, 2012 |

From Madison/St. Clair Record:

The American Tort Reform Association says that a “WikiLeaks-like” website published by the Center for Media and Democracy had posted previously unsealed, proprietary documents related to a Madison County atrazine class action to undermine the defendant’s standing with the public.

According to records obtained by this paper, between Jan. 9 and 26 had uploaded more than 100 documents related to the Holiday Shores v. Syngenta Crop Protection litigation that originated in 2004 by plaintiff attorney Stephen Tillery…

…Lisa Graves, executive director of CMD, wrote in an email response that the CMD does not comment on ongoing investigations, “including if or when we may proceed on any matter we may or may not be examining,” she wrote. She also said that editing logs are “unalterable…”

…Graves was provided a copy of a SourceWatch screen shot profile of Sherry Ford, and a screen shot showing the Sherry Ford page as having been deleted. She was also provided a user contribution log from Jan. 26 which showed more than 100 references to the Madison County litigation, including the Sherry Ford deposition and a (Circuit Judge Bill) Mudge order. The same user’s log on Jan. 30 showed that a large majority of those page references no longer existed…

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