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‘Wild West’ lawsuits focus on trashing the image of big corporations

Monday, June 21, 2010


It was no coincidence that a lawsuit filed against Coca-Cola this February in New York City's federal court coincided with the release of a documentary called "The Coca Cola Case."
 
The documentary featured the plaintiffs lawyers in the case – concerning allegations of violence against workers at a Guatemala bottling facility – and five others like it in Turkey and Colombia.
 
It didn't seem to matter that federal appellate courts in New York and Atlanta had already dismissed all five of the earlier lawsuits.  
Welcome to the Wild West of transnational tort cases.
 
Original source: Wall Street Journal