DynCorp's Defense In Drug Crop Spraying Suit

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May 14 (Bloomberg) -- Eric Lasker, partner at Hollingsworth LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about successfully defending DynCorp International Inc. in U.S. federal court litigation with several thousand Ecuadorian citizens over claims of widespread environmental damages and alleged exposure to toxins through an aerial herbicide spraying operation and anti-narcotics effort known as "Plan Colombia." Lasker, in this Rainmakers episode, also discusses the differences in strategy between DynCorp's case and Chevron Corp.'s environmental suit over oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest wherein the oil company was ordered to pay as much as $19.2 billion in compensatory and punitive damages for the alleged dumping by Texaco.

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