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1 April 2010
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Author: Dr. Marcelo Saguier, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)

[E]l proceso del TPP (Tribunal Permanente de los Pueblos) posiciona a las luchas populares contra el poder de las corporaciones en América Latina…En su capacidad de tribunal internacional de opinion, el TPP expone patrones recurrentes de...

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31 May 2010

[PDF] Think globally, sue locally: Out-of-court tactics employed by plaintiffs, their lawyers, and their advocates in transnational tort cases

Author: Jonathan Drimmer, Steptoe & Johnson, released by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform

Over the past 15 years, there has been a sharp rise in lawsuits brought against United States companies, as well as foreign companies with a substantial U.S. presence, that are premised on alleged personal or environmental injuries that occur overseas....

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1 June 2010
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15 July 2010

LA judge dumps $2.4 million judgment against Dole [USA/Nicaragua]

Author: Steve Gorman, Reuters

A California judge on Thursday tossed out a $2.4 million judgment against Dole Food Co won by six Nicaraguans claiming pesticide injuries in what the judge branded a phony case invented as part of a larger fraud conspiracy. The November 2007 verdict...

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15 July 2010

US court hears filmmaker's appeal against Chevron

Author: AFP

A US court on Wednesday heard arguments in a controversial case in which Chevron is seeking 600 hours of footage shot for a film about the oil giant's alleged environmental abuses in Ecuador. Joe Berlinger, director of the film "Crude," lodged the...

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15 July 2010

US Court of Appeals panel orders "Crude" film director to turn over some unused footage to Chevron, to use "solely" in Ecuador litigation re environmental, health harms

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15 September 2010

Buyers unravel the ethics behind the label

Author: Paul Tyrrell, Financial Times

Traceability has become an especially pressing issue for the clothing industry in recent years, as stories of worker exploitation have emerged from the developing world...In May, the Global Reporting Initiative...published “The Transparent Economy”......

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22 September 2010

Judge Dismisses Alien Tort Suit Against Dole [USA]

Author: Andrew Longstreth, American Lawyer

[A] state court judge in Los Angeles dismissed a case against Dole Food that grew out of conduct that allegedly occurred in Colombia over a decade dating back to 1997. Dole was accused of making illegal payments to a paramilitary organization known as...

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2 October 2010

Bitter fruit: The truth about supermarket pineapple [Costa Rica]

Author: Felicity Lawrence, Guardian [UK]

...[I]ntensive agriculture has delivered cheap pineapples and created a new market...Two US-based multinationals, Del Monte and Dole, dominate the trade, and three-quarters of the pineapples on European shop shelves now come from Costa Rica. Two years...

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