After months of silence, plaintiffs lawyers have been speaking out and adamantly denying allegations that fraud underlies a raft of lawsuits accusing Dole Food Co. Inc. of poisoning workers with the pesticide DBCP on banana plantations in Central America and elsewhere.

Most of the fraud allegations emerged after former Los Angeles County, Calif., Superior Court Judge Victoria Chaney issued a written order in June concluding that plaintiffs lawyers in Nicaraguan DBCP cases had hired “captains” to recruit and coach workers who joined the cases as plaintiffs. They also fabricated work certificates and falsified medical records, she said.

This content has been archived.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]