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RJ Reynolds merged with Brown & Williamson in July 2004 to form Reynolds American.

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2 June 2005
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Auteur: Katie Benner, CNN/Money

Wachovia Corporation has apologized for its ties to slavery after disclosing that two of its historical predecessors owned slaves and accepted them as payment. [also refers to Georgia Railroad and Banking Company, Bank of Charleston (now both part of...

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Article
29 March 2004
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Auteur: 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
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Article
27 January 2004
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Auteur: Mike Robinson, Associated Press

A lawsuit by descendants of slaves against corporations they say profited from slavery was dismissed Monday by a federal judge who said no clear link to the targeted companies had been established...The court left the door open for further litigation. ...

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7 January 2004
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Auteur: Carlos Sadovi, Chicago Tribune

[USA]: The suit names companies like the Lehman Brothers brokerage firm, Aetna Insurance and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. It could be dismissed Jan. 26 if Judge Charles Norgle agrees with the defendants' claim that the plaintiffs can't sue for something that...

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Article
21 May 2003
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Auteur: BBC News

A US court has backed five cigarette companies' appeal against a record $145bn (£87bn) fine, in a major legal victory for the tobacco industry. [Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Lorillard Tobacco, Brown & Williamson, Liggett Group]

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20 March 2003
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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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19 March 2003
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Auteur: BBC News

The US Justice Department is suing the world's leading tobacco companies for $289bn (£184.5bn) of their profits for the alleged fraudulent marketing of cigarettes. A court filing by the US government claims the companies lied about the link with cancer...

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20 February 2003
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Auteur: 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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