Lawyers for the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange said they had collected sufficient proof against US chemical producers to present at the first proceedings of the Agent Orange case on February 28.
American lawyers representing the Vietnamese plaintiffs have earnestly prepared for the first proceedings set to open at the New York court February 28, said lawyer Le Duc Tiet from the Vietnamese Association of Agent Orange Victims.
The American lawyers announced they had proof that US chemical firms had intentionally concealed from the US government their increasing of dioxin content while producing the toxic herbicide.
Also, the chemical producers did not clarify the effects of the chemical and failed to put usage instructions on the product label, said lawyers.
The proof is aimed to reject arguments of US chemical companies which claimed they had produced the chemical as requested by the US Department of Defence.
Besides, plaintiff lawyers have collected documents unveiling the treatment of workers working at US chemical companies to refute the companiesâ€™ argument that they were unaware of the chemicalâ€™s impacts 30 years ago.
Professor Phan Thi Phi Phi, one of three Agent Orange victims who petitioned the case at the US court, will attend the trial.
The first proceedings will involve 20 lawyers for the plaintiffs and 20 others for the defendants.