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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...
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Case Title

ARIAS et al v. DYNCORP et al


Case Number

1:01-cv-01908

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District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

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Ellen S. Huvelle

Date Filed

September 11, 2001


Case Title

QUINTEROS et al v. DYNCORP et al


Case Number

1:07-cv-01042

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

P.I.: Other

Judge

Ellen S. Huvelle

Date Filed

June 12, 2007

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