The law firm representing hundreds of Haitian cholera victims in a complaint against the U.N. said it served Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with the lawsuit as he entered an event in New York City early Friday.
Representatives for Ban, however, deny that he was served.
Stan Alpert, one of the attorneys for the 1,500 plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in March at a federal court in Brooklyn, said a professional process server placed the documents in Ban’s hand as he walked into the Asia Society in midtown Manhattan to give a speech on violence in Syria. A security guard quickly slapped the lawsuit out of Ban’s hand and, as the secretary general walked inside, Alpert said another security guard picked up the papers and walked in after Ban.
It’s the first time the firm or any attorney representing Haitian cholera victims and their families, has been able to get close enough to a high-ranking U.N. official, after months of attempts, to handover a complaint. via – MiamiHerald.com