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Provost represents DBCP clients from five Central American countries--Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala.
20, a federal judge in Miami ruled that Dole doesn't have to pay a $97 million judgment a Nicaraguan court levied four years ago in favor of 150 plaintiffs who alleged DBCP injuries.
The DBCP case is just one of many examples of the transnational
courts seeking damages from the American companies that produced or used DBCP after it was already known to have caused sterility among U.
It would have been different if they [the multinational companies] had had no knowledge, if they were completely ignorant of the effects of DBCP .
Then there was the elderly couple on a fixed income who spent more than $1,000 for a unit to remove the pesticide DBCP.
defendant's interests in any given case, at least in the short term (unless and until the case shifts to a foreign court that is less favorable, as happened in the DBCP cases (381)).
Secrecy and justice in the ongoing saga of DBCP litigation.
In addition, Gibson Dunn transformed a high-risk toxic tort litigation against Dole into a headline-making victory when it took over the defense of a series of cases filed against Dole alleging that its use of the pesticide DBCP in Nicaragua in the 1970s caused sterility in alleged former farm workers.
now part of Dole, of negligence and fraudulent concealment while using the pesticide DBCP.
In 1979, DBCP was prohibited for nearly any use, and Dow announced a temporary withdrawal of the product.
This is a tremendous victory for the banana workers who were sterilized by DBCP," says Duane Miller, the workers' attorney.
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