July 8, 2009

The BANANAS!* lawsuit

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July 8, 2009 – Fredrik Gertten, Margarete Jangard and WG Film, the filmmaker and producers of BANANAS!* were sued by Dole Food Company, Inc. for the screening of the film. The lawsuit claims that the film BANANAS!* is defamatory and false toward Dole Food Corporation.


September 10, 2009 – attorneys for Fredrik Gertten, Margarete Jangård and WG Film AB filed a Motion to Strike Dole’s Complaint under California’s Anti-SLAPP statute, which allows the court to dismiss meritless lawsuits filed for the purpose of stifling protected speech.

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In addition to filing an Anti-SLAPP Motion, WG Film AB also filed a Cross-Complaint against Dole, seeking to recover damages for Dole’s improper tactics in interfering with the film’s premiere and its participation in the Los Angeles Film Festival.


November 17, 2010 – The Los Angeles Superior Court granted the anti-SLAPP motion, struck Dole’s lawsuit with prejudice and ordered them to pay attorneys fees and costs in the amount of $200,000.


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