Chiquita Wants Colombian War Crimes Claims Tossed

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Chiquita Brands International Inc. urged a Florida federal court Wednesday to reconsider rulings that kept alive two actions in multidistrict litigation concerning the company's payments to Colombian paramilitary and guerilla groups who allegedly murdered thousands, arguing subsequent appellate decisions have negated the rulings.

Chiquita says the suits, which were filed by victims' family members under the federal Anti-Terrorism Act, fail to prove that the company's alleged support caused the plaintiffs' injuries, which is a necessary requirement in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Chiquita...
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