Bacardi, the largest rum company in the world, has been accused of "cynical" corporate greed after launching a legal action to stop nearly £400m being paid out to help under-privileged children in Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Lawyers have been instructed to file an injunction blocking the pay-out from the will American businessman Martin Crowley, who made his fortune by inventing Patron Tequila and died in Anguilla in 2003. The legal case centres round a row with his former business partner John Paul de Joria. Both men had a 50% holding in the Caribbean drinks firm CDC. The Sunday Times 09/09/07 page 7