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New lawyer aids Nicaraguan farmworkers who sued Dole

Author: Victoria Kim & Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times, Published on: 7 August 2009

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 filed Thursday. The attorney,…Steve Condie, stepped into the fray this week, months after all other attorneys for the Nicaraguans quit the case, leaving the plaintiffs without a lawyer. Condie argued that the men were denied rights and due process because of highly unusual and secretive proceedings held by the judge.

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