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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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20 March 2003

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

In 2002, descendants of 19th century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations. Plaintiffs allege the corporations have ties to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and were unjustly enriched from the labour of African...

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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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21 February 2002

Corporations challenged by reparations activists [USA]

Author: James Cox, USA Today

..So far, the reparations legal team has publicly identified five companies it says have slave ties: insurers Aetna, New York Life and AIG and financial giants J.P. Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank and FleetBoston Financial Group...Independently, USA TODAY...

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21 February 2002

Textile firm [WestPoint Stevens] linked to 'Negro cloth' for slaves [USA]

Author: James Cox, USA Today

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21 February 2002

US firms face slave reparations suit

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