CASE SETTLED

In coordination with social programs already undertaken by Dole’s independent grower in Guatemala, Dole and the non-profit organization Water and Sanitation Health, Inc. will collaborate together on a water filter project to assist local communities in Guatemala.

Case Status
Settled
Attorneys
Court
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Case Number
12-CV-09715
Defendant(S)
Dole Food Company, Inc.
File Date

Hagens Berman brought a class-action lawsuit alleging that the Dole Food Company, Inc., the world’s largest fruit and vegetable company, lies to consumers about its environmental record in terms of its banana-growing practices. The case has since been resolved.

The suit, Clayton Laderer v. Dole Food Company, Inc., filed on Nov. 13, 2012 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California claimed that Dole misrepresented its commitment to the environment in selling bananas from a Guatemalan banana plantation that did not comport with proper environmental practices.

While Dole denies the allegations made against it and its grower in the lawsuit, Dole has reached this resolution because it believes continued outreach and education regarding water sanitation techniques will benefit the local communities.

Case Timeline
Title
CASE SETTLED
Description

The case has now been resolved. In coordination with social programs already undertaken by Dole’s independent grower in Guatemala, Dole and the non-profit organization Water and Sanitation Health, Inc. will collaborate together on a water filter project to assist local communities in Guatemala.

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Complaint filed
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CASE TIMELINE

CASE SETTLED

The case has now been resolved. In coordination with social programs already undertaken by Dole’s independent grower in Guatemala, Dole and the non-profit organization Water and Sanitation Health, Inc. will collaborate together on a water filter project to assist local communities in Guatemala.

Complaint filed

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