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Swiss court clears Nestlé in Colombia widow case

Author: AFP, Published on: 2 August 2014

Switzerland's highest court…rejected an appeal by the widow of a Colombian trade unionist who had accused...Nestlé of indirect responsibility for her husband's death...[T]he court had agreed with the previous ruling that the statute of limitations had been exceeded in the case...Nestlé had been accused of failing to take the necessary measures to protect Romero, a former employee of one of their subsidiaries, Cicolac. He had worked for the company for many years when he was accused of collaborating with guerilla fighters, and received a number of death threats before being killed…[P]aramilitaries were jailed for the assassination, but one former commander testified that the group had been financed by several companies, including Cicolac. Nestlé has always denied the allegations...

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