Month: August 2009

Fraud by Trial Lawyers Taints Wave of Pesticide Lawsuits Involving Dole

After responding to a radio commercial seeking former banana-plantation workers for a lawsuit against Dole Food Co., Marcos Sergio Medrano thought he might be entitled to some money. He says an American law firm convinced him that a pesticide used on the Dole-operated banana plantation where he had worked years ago had made him sterile.

A Florida woman has been charged with DUI, after her vehicle collided with a motorcycle late Monday causing serious injury

Tanya Perez, 31 of Springhill, Fla., was taken into custody by Alabama State Troopers Monday night, said Trooper Spokesman Kevin Cook. Cook said it is believed Perez, driving a 1997 Ford, was traveling on the wrong side of the road, when her vehicle struck the motorcycle of Elba’s Terry Williamson. “Initial investigation indicates she was