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Companies sued in US for apartheid reparations appeal adverse ruling to US Supreme Court

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10 January 2008

Major case over apartheid “reparations” [USA]

Author: Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog [USA]

Thirty-four U.S. and foreign companies on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to step in and stop any further action in lower courts on a massive case accusing them of assisting the policy of apartheid formerly pursued in South Africa... The case...seeks damages upwards of $400 billion. The Second Circuit Court in a ruling on Oct. 12 has allowed the case to move forward. The new appeal to the Justices suggests that there is “certain to be years of additional litigation” following the Second Circuit decision... [The] filing appears now to have come too late for final action before the Court recesses for the summer — unless it is expedited to an unusual degree.

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10 January 2008

[PDF] American Isuzu Motors Inc. et al. v. Ntsebeza et al. - Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Author: 45 defendant companies in apartheid reparations lawsuit

[Petition filed by the defendant companies in the South African apartheid reparations lawsuit asking the US Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a lower court's ruling allowing the lawsuit to proceed. Defendant companies are: 3M, Anglo American, BP, Bank of America, Barclays, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Caltex, Chevron, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Crédit Lyonnais (part of Crédit Agricole), DaimlerChrysler [now Daimler], De Beers, Deutsche Bank, Dow Chemical, Dresdner Bank (part of Allianz), DuPont, ExxonMobil, Fluor, Ford, Fujitsu, General Electric, General Motors, HP (Hewlett-Packard), Holcim, Honeywell, IBM, Isuzu, JPMorgan Chase, NatWest (part of Royal Bank of Scotland), Nestlé, Novartis, Rheinmetall, Rio Tinto, Schindler, Shell, Standard Chartered, Total, UBS, Unisys, Volkswagen, Xerox]

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