Coke Wins Dismissal Of Suit Over Guatemalan Violence

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 4:53 PM EST) -- A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing The Coca-Cola Co.'s bottling plants in Guatemala of unleashing a violent campaign against union leaders and their families, finding that Guatemala would be a more appropriate forum for the suit.

Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday granted Coke's motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens, ruling that Guatemala is an adequate alternative forum for the plaintiffs to pursue their claims that the global soft drink company...
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