Chiquita Battles To Block Doc Dump On Paramilitary Aid

By Jimmy Hoover (December 8, 2014, 2:35 PM EST) -- Chiquita Brands International Inc. urged the D.C. Circuit on Monday to block the release of 23 boxes of financial documents that allegedly detail the company's 1998 to 2004 payments to a Colombian paramilitary group, arguing that it would give an "unfair advantage" to plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation lodged by family members of the group's victims.

Chiquita says the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to grant a 2008 Freedom of Information Act request from the National Security Archive will unfairly jumpstart discovery in a separate Florida suit from over 6,000 Colombians seeking to hold the company liable for the deaths of...

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