Western Union Can’t Nix Suit Over $94M Smuggling Deal

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Western Union Co. and its directors must face a derivative suit over a $94 million settlement of allegations that its outlets facilitated money laundering and human smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal judge ruled in a decision released Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones ruled in Arizona federal court in early September that because Western Union entered into the February 2010 settlement with then-Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, there was ample reason for the double derivative suit, brought by a union pension fund in...
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