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Wed Dec 7, 2016, 10:14 PM

US court allows victims lawsuit against Chiquita over Colombia killings: Attorney

Source: Colombia Reports

US court allows victims’ lawsuit against Chiquita over Colombia killings: Attorney

written by Stephen Gill December 6, 2016





A US judge ruled Colombian war victims are allowed to sue banana giant Chiquita Brands under American jurisdiction, according to the victims’ defense.

The court decision quashed the multinational fruit and vegetable company’s pleas to hear the case in Colombia where they no longer have operations nor assets and allows it to proceed in the US where they can pay for their crimes.

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Chiquita Brands in 2007 was fined $25 million after being found guilty of paying $1.7 million to now-defunct paramilitary umbrella group the AUC , between 1997 and 2004.

The $25 million however was paid to the US government with the families of the victims not receiving a cent.


Read more: http://colombiareports.com/us-court-allows-victims-lawsuit-chiquita-colombia-killings-attorney/

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