As fatster noted, Judge Kenneth Marra has allowed the suit against Chiquita for its support of Colombian terrorists to go forward. But the ruling is fascinating, because it holds that the plaintiffs can sue for Chiquita’s involvement in torture, but not for its involvement in terrorism.
|By: emptywheel Saturday June 4, 2011 5:00 pm|
|By: emptywheel Wednesday June 1, 2011 1:18 pm|
It is good that CNN mentioned this law suit. It would have been a lot better if they had mentioned the other, perhaps criminal, things that Chiquita did as well.
Whether or not this suit goes forward (and new documents released in April by National Security Archive make it clear that Chiquita considered their ties to terrorist groups a quid pro quo), it’s important to document what it means when corporations team up with terrorist organizations.
|By: Kirk Murphy Tuesday December 2, 2008 4:30 pm|
Yesterday Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Patrick Leahy offered up fulsome praise for Eric Holder, President-Elect Obama’s nominee for Attorney General. Yep: Senators Whitehouse and Leahy chose to support Eric Holder to lead the Department of Justice. Yep: the same DOJ where Holder, as Number Two, chose to privately support the Marc Rich pardon for a year without knowledge of the DOJ offices and officials formally charged with reviewing Presidential pardons. Yep: the same Marc Rich who chose for his pardon attorney Jack Quinn, a personal friend of Eric Holder….the DOJ # 2 who served Quinn’s client by cutting out the Department he puported to serve. Yep: the same Holder the DOJ # 2 who chose to ask Quinn — lawyer to DOJ petitioner RIch — to find jobs for a couple of Deputy Attorney General Holder’s ex-hires.