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Settlement reached in Chiquita case involving US deaths

Feb 06, 2018 - Associated Press Financial Wire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The families of six Americans kidnapped and killed in Colombia during the 1990s by the FARC terrorist organization reached a settlement with banana giant Chiquita Brands International on Monday, the morning trial was to begin, according to court documents.

A notice of settlement was filed just as jury selection was to start in West Palm Beach federal court. Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

The lawsuits accused Chiquita of violating the Ant...