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April 28, 2014

In the News – April 28, 2014

The New York Times highlights the dubious BP gulf oil spill settlement claims that ILR has been highlighting for months. The Times reports that, “hundreds of millions of dollars were spent on claims with no apparent connection at all to the spill — including a Florida escort service, a corporate law firm and businesses hundreds of miles from the gulf.”

View our recent “Faces of Lawsuit Abuse” video: “Escort Services, Alligator Farms and Other Fishy Gulf Oil Spill Settlement Claims.”

The U.S. government is reportedly expanding its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations of U.S. companies to include the hiring practices of U.S. corporations. (Reuters)

Chiquita Brands International asked a federal appeals court to dismiss lawsuits filed against the company, “by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed in the country’s civil war,” contending the cases do not belong in a U.S. court. The Washington Post reports that the company’s arguments, “revolved mainly around a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Kiobel vs. Royal Dutch Petroleum.” (Washington Post)

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