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Appeals Court Derails Massive Chiquita Alien Tort Case

July 24, 2014, American Lawyer, Litigation Daily

In a statement of his own, Covington's John Hall said the company is gratified that the court "faithfully followed Kiobel and held that the Alien Tort Statute doesn't confer jurisdiction over these plainly extraterritorial claims." He also said that plaintiffs lawyers have misrepresented Chiquita's guilty plea, "trying to make it appear that Chiquita's subsidiary was a willful financier of terrorism instead of the extortion victim that it was."

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