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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!