Dole Sues Bananas! FilmmakerMichael Orey
The reviews are in, and executives at Dole Food really don't like Fredrik Gertten's new movie Bananas! Just why they don't was made clear in a July 8 lawsuit the company filed against the Swedish filmmaker in Los Angeles Superior Court, which alleges that the film is false and defamatory. The movie, a documentary, chronicles a crusade by Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Juan J. Dominguez to win compensation in U.S. courts for thousands of workers who claim they were made sterile after exposure to the pesticide DBCP on Dole-operated banana farms in Nicaragua.
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