7 Drop Paramilitary Funding Claims In Chiquita MDL

By Shayna Posses (August 9, 2017, 11:04 PM EDT) -- The claims brought by seven relatives of murdered hostages who accused Chiquita of being complicit in their deaths by routinely paying off the right-wing Colombian paramilitary group that killed them are being voluntarily dismissed from a sprawling multidistrict litigation, according to Wednesday filings in Florida federal court.

Olimpia del Carmen Quintero Coronel, Erlenis Maria Zarza Vanegas, Ledis Maria Lobato Valiente, Jeremias Blandon Romana, Elkin Antonio Ramos, Ofelia David de Osorio and Antonio de Jesus Giraldo Jimenez were each named in separate notices of voluntary dismissal, bringing to an end their involvement in litigation alleging that Chiquita Brands International Inc. funded, armed and otherwise...

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