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Jonathan C. Reiter : Mass Disasters/Terrorism

Mass Disasters/Terrorism

Chiquita Banana Terrorism Case

The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter has filed a historic $12 billion lawsuit against Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (Chiquita Banana) to recover damages for the murders and torture of over 600 victims of terrorism in the Republic of Colombia, South America.  Chiquita is sought to be held liable for providing money and weapons to a terrorist group called the AUC (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia) that committed these heinous acts.  In March of 2007, Chiquita plead guilty to a federal indictment charging it with making illegal payments to the AUC in violation of United States anti-terrorism laws. Chiquita was assessed a $25 million fine by the United States government. The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter has filed this civil lawsuit to obtain fair and just monetary compensation for the victims of AUC terrorism that was aided and abetted by Chiquita, a United States corporation with a long history of involvement in Latin America. 

September 11, 2001 Attack on the World Trade Center

Jonathan C. Reiter was deeply involved in representing the families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.[1]  In this connection, a lawsuit was brought challenging the regulations issued by the United States government regarding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and their implementation by the Special Master, alleging that the amount of compensation for economic loss being awarded was inadequate. Jonathan C. Reiter personally argued the case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, resulting in a decision that rejected any arbitrary limit on economic damages and directed that the Special Master consider the full amount of economic loss suffered by each family. (See Schneider v. Feinberg, 345 F.3d 135 (2nd Cir. 2003).

If you or a family member has been the victim of a mass disaster or terrorism, it is important to contact New York mass disaster/terrorism attorney Jonathan C. Reiter as soon as possible. Mr. Reiter has the knowledge and experience to handle these very serious cases to obtain fair and just compensation for the victims of these devastating events. In addition, Mr. Reiter and his staff attempt to resolve each case in a timely and efficient manner.  We handle these kinds of cases for clients from all over the United States and foreign countries.

If you are in need of an experienced and compassionate mass disaster/terrorism injury lawyer, please contact the Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter today for your free consultation at (888)-464-1952.


[1] Mr. Reiter's involvement in representing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center was as a member of a separate and distinct law firm, and not in his capacity as the owner of the Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter. Other members of that separate and distinct law firm also participated in the representation of these clients.