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L.A. County judge orders Dole to pay filmmaker $200,000

Dec 2, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Judge Ralph Dau rules that the food giant was trying to stifle free speech when it filed a defamation suit against a documentary maker whose film suggests the company harmed workers in Nicaragua.

A Los Angeles County judge has ruled that Dole Food Co. was trying to stifle free speech when it filed a defamation suit against a Swedish filmmaker who made a documentary suggesting that the company had harmed workers on its Nicaraguan banana plantations in the 1970s.


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