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The Umbrella Corporation, abbreviated as Umbrella Co., is a private military company founded in 2007 by former staff of the original Umbrella Corporation after its previous bankruptcy. It is nicknamed "Blue Umbrella" to disassociate it from the predecessor corporation and another corporation with the same name.
After the 1998 Raccoon City Destruction Incident, Umbrella was sued for damages in a class-action lawsuit over the deaths of 100,000 people and Umbrella U.S.A., the holding company controlling business in the US was banned from trading there. Over the next several years, Umbrella's profits collapsed and its bioweapons fell into the hands of the black market and terrorists. It lost the case in 2003, and its regional companies across the world filed for bankruptcy.
In 2007, Umbrella U.S.A.'s assets were handed over to former employees of the original company as new chief executives and formed into a PMC. Its stated purpose is to atone for the crimes of the old executives and redeem Umbrella's "dark legacy" by exclusively combating bioweapons from organizations like The Connections crime syndicate through both military ops and the development of cutting-edge anti-B.O.W. weapons, tactics, technology and treatment. The company keeps their original name so the public will always know that the company is cleaning up the mess they started.
After the few years, the company manages to earn enough positive reputation to make the BSAA trust them in disposing bioterrorism by sending Chris Redfield to assist them during the Dulvey Incident as a bioterrorist specialist. However, it is shown that Chris still does not trust them at all.