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21 October 2009

US judge rules Dole need not pay $97 million verdict by Nicaraguan court in favour of former plantation workers

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1 October 2009
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1 October 2009

Labour coalition says workers' rights abuses persist on Dole plantations in Latin America

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1 October 2009

[PDF] Dole… Behind the Smoke-screen… What is new since our report on the company’s plantations in Latin America in 2006 ?

Author: Jean-Paul Arpi & Maude Feral - Peuples Solidaires / Action Aid; Helge Fischer - Banafair

In 2006, a group of civil society organisations published a report about Dole and their suppliers in Latin America...[which] uncovered violations of trade union freedom and workers’ rights in the plantations that produce Dole bananas... Three years on...

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1 October 2009
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Author: Jean-Paul Arpi, Maude Feral (Peuples Solidaires/Action Aid) y Helge Fischer (Banafair)

En 2006, organizaciones sociales publicaron un informe sobre Dole y sus abastecedores en América Latina...Apoyándose en investigaciones de casos concretos...ese informe ponía de manifiesto numerosas violaciones de libertades sindicales y de derechos...

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24 August 2009

Big Penalties Loom for Chevron in Ecuador

Author: Michael Orey, BusinessWeek

Sixteen years after it was first filed and seven years after it was tossed out of U.S. courts, an environmental contamination lawsuit growing out of Texaco's oil drilling in Ecuador has become a giant legal and public relations headache for Chevron,...

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7 August 2009

New lawyer aids Nicaraguan farmworkers who sued Dole

Author: Victoria Kim & Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times

Six Nicaraguan men who won a…verdict in a 2007 jury trial against Dole Food Co. and other U.S. corporations are entitled to the money despite a Los Angeles judge's ruling that cast doubt on the merits of their case, the men's attorney wrote in papers...

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1 August 2009

[PDF] "Workers’ accommodation: processes and standards-A guidance note by IFC and the EBRD"

Author: International Finance Corporation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

This guidance note addresses the processes and standards that should be applied to the provision of workers’ accommodation in relation to projects funded by the EBRD or IFC…There is a range of different types of workers’ accommodation that may be...

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12 July 2009

Pesticide cases could be upended [USA]

Author: Victoria Kim & Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times

The unraveling of multimillion-dollar Los Angeles cases alleging that Nicaraguan men had been sterilized by pesticide exposure is now threatening to upend hundreds of other claims in U.S. courts…In November 2007, a…jury awarded $5.7 million to six...

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8 July 2009

Dole Food sues filmmakers, alleging documentary was based on fraud

Author: Amanda Bronstad, National Law Journal [USA]

Dole Food Co. has filed a defamation suit in Los Angeles against two Swedish filmmakers whose recently screened documentary chronicles a lawsuit alleging that workers in Nicaragua were rendered sterile after being exposed to the pesticide DBCP on Dole...

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