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French court rejects claim in Agent Orange lawsuit

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PARIS (Reuters) – A French court on Monday threw out a lawsuit brought by a French-Vietnamese woman against more than a dozen multinationals that produced and sold toxic herbicide Agent Orange, used by U.S. troops during the war in Vietnam.

The landmark case, filed in 2014, has pitched Tran To Nga, a 79-year-old, who claims she was a victim of Agent Orange, against 14 firms, including U.S. multinational companies Dow Chemical and Monsanto, now owned by German giant Bayer.

Tran To Nga confirmed to Reuters earlier media reports that the case had been throw out. She added she would appeal against the ruling.

(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon and Yiming Woo; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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