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18 February 2014

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance,...

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5 July 2013

Case profile: Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for class action lawsuit against financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance, and textile companies over their alleged collaboration with slavery.]

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19 December 2006

A Federal Court of Appeals Revives a Class Action Seeking Compensation for Slavery in America

Author: Anthony J Sebok, in FindLaw

Efforts to hold corporate America accountable for slavery got an unexpected boost last week, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit revived a massive class action litigation that had been dismissed by a federal district court in...

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29 March 2004

Slave Descendants File $1B Lawsuit

Author: Associated Press

The suit filed in federal court in Manhattan accuses Lloyd's of London, FleetBoston and R.J. Reynolds of "aiding and abetting the commission of genocide" by allegedly financing and insuring the ships that delivered slaves to tobacco plantations in the...

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29 March 2004

USA: Slaves' descendants to sue Lloyd's for insuring ships used in the trade

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11 April 2003

FleetBoston Financial Releases Sustainability Report

Author: FleetBoston Financial

FleetBoston Financial today released its first annual sustainability report...The report further emphasizes Fleet's leadership role in promoting sustainability in the finance industry in partnership with the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible...

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20 March 2003

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance,...

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20 February 2003

Corporate Bill for Slavery [USA]

Author: John S. Friedman, The Nation

The federal class-action lawsuits [in USA]...seek corporate accountability for profits made from slavery, unspecified damages and the establishment of a fund for the healthcare, housing, education and economic development needs of African-Americans.....

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30 July 2002

General Motors Is Global Warmer Number One - New Report Measures U.S. Automakers' Corporate Culpabilities For Global Warming Pollution

Author: Environmental Defense

A new report issued today by Environmental Defense appraises for the first time the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by the new vehicles sold each year by major auto manufacturers. General Motors' fleet imposes the largest "carbon burden," producing 6.7...

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29 July 2002

CLIMATE CHANGE: SUVs Causing Increased U.S. Emissions, NGO Says

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