Chiquita Loses Bid To Escape Trial In Terrorism MDL

By Joyce Hanson (January 3, 2018, 8:14 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday largely denied an attempt by Chiquita Brands International Inc. to escape sprawling multidistrict litigation alleging the company supported a Colombian terrorist organization that kidnapped and killed six Americans in the 1990s, paving the way for a trial next month.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra handed down an order denying Chiquita summary judgment on certain claims under the federal Anti-Terrorism Act, ruling the company is still on the hook to defend itself against allegations by the murdered Americans' family members and other representatives that Chiquita violated the ATA by providing material support to the Fuerzas...

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