Dole Likely Escapes Colombian Banana Death-Squad Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 30, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday tentatively refused to resurrect a lawsuit accusing Dole Food Co. Inc. of paying Colombian paramilitaries to kill nearly 170 people near South American banana plantations, finding the plaintiffs inexcusably missed a deadline after an appellate court revived the case. 

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson issued a tentative ruling Wednesday denying a motion by more than 180 survivors seeking to set aside her April dismissal of their wrongful death lawsuit, saying their attorneys' failure to file a new complaint...
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