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Chiquita Seeks Dismissal of $7.86 Billion Lawsuit Filed by Colombian Families
By Mariela Rosario | 03/02/2009 - 15:30


Chiquita International Brands
is currently seeking dismissal of a nearly $8 billion lawsuit filed on behalf of about 400 Colombian families. In 2007, Chiquita admitted to giving money to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia or AUC. The AUC was deemed a terrorist organization by the United States in 2002, making it a crime to give them money. The corporation asked a judge to dismiss lawsuits claiming the banana company has a responsibility to the families of the victims of violent acts committed by the AUC.


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