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5 May 2009

Jeppesen lawsuit (re extraordinary rendition flights)

In May 2007, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing) under the Alien Tort Claims Act in US federal court.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of five individuals who alleged that...

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28 April 2009

Suit by 5 ex-captives of CIA can proceed, appeals panel rules [USA]

Author: Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times

The president cannot avoid trial of a lawsuit brought by five former CIA captives, who allege they were tortured, by proclaiming the entire case a protected state secret, a federal appeals panel ruled today…The lawyers argued that "the very subject...

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28 April 2009

US appeals court rules lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary by former captives of CIA over "torture flights" can proceed

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28 April 2009

[PDF] Binyam Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan

Author: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

[Full text of decision by Court of Appeals overturning lower court's dismissal of lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen over alleged complicity in "extraordinary rendition" flights by the CIA that plaintiffs say led to their being tortured.]

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10 February 2009

Obama Backs Off a Reversal on Secrets [USA]

Author: John Schwartz, New York Times

In a closely watched case involving rendition and torture, a lawyer for the Obama administration seemed to surprise a panel of federal appeals judges on Monday by pressing ahead with an argument for preserving state secrets originally developed by the...

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8 February 2009

SJ [San Jose] Aviation Firm Faces Rendition Aid Lawsuit [USA]

Author: KPIX TV CBS 5 [USA]

Five men who claim they were tortured in overseas prisons after being sent there by the CIA will ask a U.S. appeals court in San Francisco on Monday to reinstate their lawsuit against a San Jose aviation company. The lawsuit claims that Jeppesen...

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8 February 2009

USA: Lawsuit against Boeing unit Jeppesen over "torture flights" - Govt. argues case should be dismissed

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14 February 2008

US court dismisses CIA flights case

Author: Al Jazeera

A US judge…dismissed a lawsuit accusing a subsidiary of the aircraft manufacturer Boeing of helping the CIA to secretly fly suspects to overseas prisons... [The] judge ruled that national security could be threatened if the lawsuit [filed by the...

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7 June 2007

The Alien Tort Claims Act: An Activist Tool for Change

Author: Bart Mongoven, Stratfor

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and British human rights charity Reprieve filed suit...against...Jeppesen Dataplan Inc. The suit claims the Boeing subsidiary knowingly aided CIA rendition activities abroad and is complicit in the torture of...

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5 June 2007

A Bid to Litigate the Legality of U.S.-Sponsored Torture in Federal Court: Will It Succeed?

Author: Anthony J. Sebok, Professor, Brooklyn Law School, in FindLaw's Writ [USA]

...[T]he [American Civil Liberties Union] filed a suit that could provide human rights activists with an ingenious mechanism to allow a federal court to litigate whether torture sponsored by the U.S. is a tort….Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. is a private...

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