DynCorp Prevails In Ecuadorean Farmers' Herbicide Suit

Law360, New York (April 21, 2017, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., federal jury on Thursday largely sided with DynCorp in a suit brought by six farmers representing a class of Ecuadoreans who claim the defense contractor poisoned them with herbicide while trying to destroy drug crops in Colombia.

The jury decided that DynCorp didn’t intentionally inflict emotional distress or battery on the farmers, who represent a 2,000-person class of Ecuadoreans allegedly harmed by the chemicals, according to the verdict. 

The jury did find that DynCorp was a joint employer of contractor EAST Inc. spray pilots, but not of Colombian national police pilots, and that the police pilots stopped flying...

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