Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims File Lawsuit Against US Companies

In the first lawsuit of its kind, Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange, the defoliant used by American forces during the Vietnam War, have initiated legal action in a New York court against US chemical companies.

Tran Van Thu, secretary of the Vietnam Association for Agent Orange Victims, said the papers were couriered Friday to the US Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York on behalf of three victims of the defoliant.

"We are demanding compensation from more than 20 American companies for the health problems caused by America's use of Agent Orange," he told AFP.

Details here from Agence France Presse via LexisONE.