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MUSHY BANANA LAWSUIT
Del Monte sues over shipment of bananas that it says arrived mushy in NJ; ship detained
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 9:50 AM EST
GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J.
A federal judge has ordered a ship to stay in port in New Jersey because of a dispute over a shipment of mushy bananas.
The produce company is seeking $1.5 million and requested the ship, the Green Brazil, be arrested, or not allowed to leave the area.
U.S. Magistrate Ann Marie Donio agreed to detain the vessel just before it was scheduled to leave.
The Courier-Post reports the ship is likely to be allowed to leave once its owners provide a letter of credit. The newspaper says the owners could not be reached for comment.
Information from: Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), http://www.courierpostonline.com/