Thermo Fisher Accused of Selling Mexico Plant Under Siege
OpenGate Capital Group LLC accused Thermo Fisher of fraudulent misrepresentation among other claims in a complaint filed yesterday in federal court in Los Angeles.
“The Reynosa facility was under siege and the subject of repeated, near-daily security breaches by members of the Gulf Cartel, an intimidating and violent criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization,” OpenGate Capital said in the complaint.
OpenGate Capital, a private investment and acquisition firm, said in October it had bought the Laboratory Workstations business from Thermo Fisher.
Ron O’Brien, a spokesman for Waltham, Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher, declined to comment on the lawsuit.
The case is OpenGate Capital Group LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO), 13-03368, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles.)
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