Dyncorp Seeks Immunity In Drug Crop Spraying Suit

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Dyncorp Aerospace Operations LLC asked a Washington federal judge on Monday to toss a suit by a group of Ecuadoreans allegedly injured during a drug eradication operation, saying it was entitled to derivative sovereign immunity as a government contractor.

Dyncorp claimed in a motion for summary judgment that it performed the aerial spraying of cocaine crops in Columbia that allegedly injured the plaintiffs as part of a contract with the U.S. Department of State and with express authorization from Congress, which it said supported a full...
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Case Information

Case Title

ARIAS et al v. DYNCORP et al

Case Number



District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Ellen S. Huvelle

Date Filed

September 11, 2001

Law Firms

Government Agencies

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