Chiquita Denied Forum Dismissal Bid In Colombia TVPA Suit
Law360, Los Angeles (November 29, 2016, 9:51 PM EST) -- Chiquita Brands International Inc. and individual executives failed to persuade a Florida federal judge to dismiss a long-running multidistrict litigation involving Torture Victim Protection Act claims based on forum non conveniens after he ruled Monday the proposed alternative forum of Colombia posed security risks.
Citing "unrebutted evidence" of grave harm facing those participating in human rights litigation over paramilitary abuses in Colombia, U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra denied Chiquita's bid to toss the case based on forum non conveniens due to the inadequacy of Colombia as an alternate forum.
He pointed to statistics reflecting attacks and death threats against human...
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