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Mining Company Faces Suit Over Union Killings

The 11th Circuit revived a case on Thursday against the Drummond Co. for allegedly paying militia members to kill three union leaders at its coal mine in Colombia…Their eight children filed the lawsuit. A federal judge in Northern District of Alabama dismissed the original complaint in 2007, finding that the family members lacked standing to sue…The Atlanta-based federal appeals panel…reversed the original ruling on the cause of action under the [Alien Tort Statute], stating that extrajudicial killing established a violation of international law, falling under the same jurisdiction as "torture, crimes against humanity and cruel, inhumane or degrading punishment."

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US federal appeals court revives lawsuit against Drummond Co. - case alleges company's complicity in killings of three Colombian union leaders

Demanda contra Drummond (sobre los asesinatos paramilitares en Colombia, presentada en los EE.UU. por los hijos de los líderes sindicales fallecidos)

Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra la empresa Drummond (sobre los asesinatos paramilitares en Colombia, presentados en los EE.UU. por las familias de los líderes sindicales fallecidos)