Banana Workers Sue Dole, Others Over DBCP Exposure

Law360, New York (June 3, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT) -- More than 200 foreign banana farm workers hit Dole Food Co. Inc., Dow Chemical Co. and others with seven lawsuits in Louisiana federal court over the past week, claiming the companies exposed them to a pesticide that causes cancer, sterility and other illnesses.

The plaintiffs in the suits — citizens of Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica — say their exposure to dibromochloropropane, or DBCP, has resulted in cancer, sterility or abnormally low sperm counts, cornea damage, chronic skin disorders, compromised renal systems, and damage to their...
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Case Title

Alvarado Chaverri et al v. Dole Food Company, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-01289

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Carl Barbier

Date Filed

May 31, 2011


Case Title

Chavez et al v. Dole Food Company, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-01300

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Carl Barbier

Date Filed

June 1, 2011


Case Title

Abrego Abrego et al v. Dole Food Company, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-01301

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Carl Barbier

Date Filed

June 1, 2011


Case Title

Francisco et al v. Dole Food Company, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-01303

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Carl Barbier

Date Filed

June 1, 2011


Case Title

Mora et al v. Dole Food Company, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-01305

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Carl Barbier

Date Filed

June 1, 2011


Case Title

Franklin et al v. Dole Food Company, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-01311

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Carl Barbier

Date Filed

June 2, 2011


Case Title

Aguero Jimenez et al v. Dole Food Company, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-01320

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Carl Barbier

Date Filed

June 2, 2011

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