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Judge Dismisses Big Rights Suit on Apartheid [USA]

A federal judge in New York dismissed a human rights suit yesterday against 35 major corporations that did business in South Africa under apartheid, dealing a blow to rights lawyers who have sought to use an 18th-century law to punish international companies that operated under abusive systems. [refers to Citigroup, General Electric, DuPont, IBM, General Motors, Shell, ExxonMobil]

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