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Jury Awards $3.3 Million in Nicaraguan DBCP Suit

11:42 AM MST | November 9, 2007 | Kara Sissell

Jurors in Louisiana have awarded $3.3 million in compensatory damages to six Nicaraguan plantation workers who sued Dole Fresh Fruit and Dow Chemical seeking compensation for alleged health problems caused by the pesticide dibromochloropropane (DBCP). Another defendant, American Vanguard (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA), settled out of court before the jury returned its verdict. The jury determined that Dole should pay the bulk of the compensatory damages; it was unclear at CW press time if Dow would be required to pay plaintiffs any compensation. The jury also found...

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