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Lawsuits by companies against advocates

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Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

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BP lawsuit (re Alaska)

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Cambior lawsuit (re Guyana)

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Cape/Gencor lawsuits (re So. Africa)

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20 March 2003

Coca-Cola lawsuit (re racial discrimination in USA)

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