Lawyers for security contractor DynCorp have accused a group of Ecuadorean farmers involved in a major legal battle against the company of repeatedly changing the facts of their claims. DynCorp asked the judge to dismiss several plaintiffs whose cases had been heading for trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The new allegations were filed late Tuesday afternoon in a pair of lawsuits brought by farmers who say DynCorp aircraft sprayed their land with powerful, and possibly toxic, chemicals while on missions to eradicate Colombian coca farms. The spraying program is a part of Plan Colombia, a controversial U.S. effort to eradicate the country’s cocaine production. Some 2,021 farmers claim they suffered health problems and financial losses after their property was covered with the herbicides.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]