Court dismisses war crimes lawsuit against Drummond Co.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – A U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging Drummond Co. of war crimes on Wednesday.

The lawsuit stated that the war crimes took place in Columbia and was filed on behalf of families of victims.

The lawsuit accused Drummond Co. Inc of helping paramilitary forces in Columbia in numerous killings.

The court ruled that the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on Kiobel V. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. et. al., acted to remove the case from the court’s jurisdiction.

The full court statement can be viewed by clicking here.

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