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US judge throws out verdict awarding millions to workers of Dole in Nicaragua

Friday, July 16, 2010


A judge threw out a multimillion-dollar award granted by a Los Angeles jury to six Nicaraguan men in a lawsuit against food giant Dole, finding that fraud by American and Nicaraguan attorneys had tainted the trial.
 
California 2nd District Court of Appeal Judge Victoria G. Chaney issued the ruling after presiding over the original six-month trial, which resulted in a $2.3 million verdict against Dole.
 
Chaney's ruling was highly awaited in Nicaragua, where tens of thousands have claimed various medical conditions resulting from Dole's practices.
 
Original source: Los Angeles Times