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Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit claiming Drummond Co. role in Colombian murders

An appeals court has affirmed a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit claiming Drummond Co. conspired with a paramilitary group to murder three union officials at the company's coal operation in Colombia…The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals…affirmed U.S. District Court Judge David Proctor's order dismissing the case in 2012…The appeals court also specifically addressed and dismissed the children's claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute. The appeals court stated the claims under that law could not be brought again because none of the conduct alleged against Drummond was focused within the United States.

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Drummond lawsuits (re Colombia)

US appeals court affirms dismissal of Alien Tort lawsuit against Drummond over alleged complicity in killing of labour leaders in Colombia