New Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks Compensation From U.N. For Haitian Cholera Victims

News outlets report on a class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in a U.S. federal court on behalf of Haitian cholera victims. The lawsuit is asking for compensation from the U.N., which is allegedly responsible for the outbreak.

Agence France-Presse: Haiti cholera victims file new lawsuit against U.N.
“Victims of Haiti’s deadly post-earthquake cholera epidemic filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the United Nations in U.S. federal court, demanding compensation over the organization’s alleged responsibility for the outbreak…” (3/11).

Associated Press: Haitians sue U.N. over cholera epidemic
“Nearly 1,500 Haitians filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking compensation from the United Nations for victims of a cholera outbreak that health officials say has killed more than 8,000 people and sickened over 600,000 in the impoverished Caribbean nation…” (Lederer, 3/11).

New York Times: Suit Filed in Haiti Cholera Epidemic
“A class-action lawsuit claiming to represent cholera victims in Haiti and their relatives in the United States was filed against the United Nations on Tuesday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn…” (Sengupta, 3/12).

Reuters: U.N. slapped with another class action lawsuit over Haiti cholera
“Lawyers filed a federal class action lawsuit against the United Nations on Tuesday to seek compensation for almost 1,500 Haitian victims of a cholera epidemic blamed on U.N. peacekeepers. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New York’s Eastern District also seeks to force the U.N. to bring sanitation and clean water to the Haitian communities in areas affected by the outbreak which started in October 2010…” (Adams, 3/11).