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.