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28 Sep 2006

Ashley M. Heher, Associated Press

Slave Descendants Try to Revive Landmark Reparations Case [USA]

Lawyers for slave descendants asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive a landmark reparations case that demands 17 of the nation's insurers and banks publicize and pay for their roles in the country's slave trade. The case...names...JP Morgan Chase & Co., Aetna Inc., Bank of America, Lehman Brothers and others... [L]awyers for the companies told a panel of judges at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that the case is without merit... The three-judge panel seemed to agree.

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USA: Descendants of slaves try to revive reparations lawsuit against 17 firms including Aetna, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Lehman Brothers

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)