The Case of the Day, Osorio v. Dow Chemical Co. (11th Cir. 2011), is reminiscent of the Lago Agrio case. Claim for massive environmental tort in Latin America? Check. A large group of workers and peasants as plaintiffs? Check. Claims of procedural improprieties and partiality in the Latin American courts? Check. American reluctance to recognize the foreign judgment? Check. Because the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision in a short  per curiam opinion, I focus mostly on the district court decision. The plaintiffs were Nicaraguans who worked on banana plantations in the 1970s and early 1980s. They alleged that they had been exposed to DBCP, a pesticide that was banned in the United States in 1977 but not banned in Nicaragua until 1993…

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