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L.A. Judge Dismisses $2.3M Sterility Verdict Against Dole
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A judge on Thursday dismissed a $2.3 million judgment against Dole Food Co. in a lawsuit by purported Nicaraguan banana workers, ruling that the company and the court were victims of a massive fraud. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge... Read More

Nicaraguans Could Lose $2.3 Million Court Award
Posted on 11 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) Six Nicaraguan banana workers who Dole Food Co. attorneys have accused of fraud will get a chance to explain their position on Tuesday when their attorneys speak before a California judge at a hearing. The men, who claimed in... Read More

L.A. Judge In Banana Workers Case Cites Threats
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A California judge said Monday threats had been made against her and witnesses in connection with lawsuits claiming Nicaraguan workers on Dole Foods banana plantations were harmed by pesticides. Judge Victoria Chaney met with lawyers... Read More

Filmmaker: I Was Undercover Operative For Law Firm Suing Dole
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A filmmaker who went to Nicaragua to make a documentary said Thursday he became an undercover operative for a Texas law firm that was suing Dole Foods on behalf of purported banana plantation workers who claim they were left sterile... Read More

Lawyer Witness Calls Dole Conspiracy Claim ‘Bunk'
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) A Texas lawyer testifying against Dole Foods denied Tuesday that he was one of a group that allegedly conspired with a Nicaraguan judge to commit a massive fraud against the firm. Charles Benton Musslewhite denounced the claims... Read More

Arizona Gov. Opposes Mexico's Participation In Appeal
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is opposing a court ruling that lets other countries file a friend-of-the-court brief in her appeal of a decision that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Mexico and 10 other Latin American... Read More

Plaintiffs' Lawyer Alleges Dole Bribed Witnesses
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A lawyer for plaintiffs seeking to turn the tables on Dole Food Co. told a judge Wednesday that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported workers on Dole banana plantations in Nicaragua... Read More

11 Countries Seek Voice In Arizona Immigration Appeal
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want a federal appeals court to consider their viewpoints in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of her state's new immigration law on hold. The countries are... Read More