Dean Innovations and Toxic Soil Amendments

Along with Portland attorney Nadia Dahab, we’ve filed a consumer fraud class action case against Dean Innovations arising from the widely reported toxic contamination of soil amendment products sold to Portland area gardeners. I’ve attached a copy of the complaint. It has been filed and served.  Complaint – FIled.

In a nutshell, we’re pursuing claims under the Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act. We’re demanding that Deans make it right. They need to refund purchase prices for all sales of the tainted products and cover remediation costs, including removal, hauling, and disposal of tainted soils. There are other claims that will be presented, as well.

I expect this will be another long case. But we’re committed to doing what is necessary because those of us who garden should never have to worry if the garden supply seller is delivering a load of the healthful, beneficial product that they promised or a load of poison.


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