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1 September 2014

US court dismisses lawsuit against Ford & IBM alleging complicity in So. African apartheid abuses

Author: Reuters

"Apartheid corporate lawsuit dismissed", 29 August 2014...

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29 August 2014

In re South African Apartheid Litigation - Opinion and Order

Author: US District Court for the Southern District of New York

This case arises out of allegations that various corporations aided and abetted violations of customary international law committed by the South African apartheid regime. The remaining plaintiffs are members of two putative classes of black South...

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8 August 2014

US Court decision to dismiss lawsuit against Chiquita shows difficulties faced by victims to hold corporations accountable for human rights abuses abroad, says academic

Author: Lauren Carasik, Western New England University School of Law, in Al Jazeera America

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30 July 2014

Plaintiffs’ counsel in lawsuit against Chiquita criticises US Court decision dismissing claim in press release

Author: Terry Collingsworth

"Press Release: Eleventh Circuit decision in Chiquita Alien Tort Status Litigation", 25 Jul 2014...

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29 July 2014

US appeals courts issue conflicting rulings on companies' liability for extraterritorial impacts in lawsuits against CACI & Chiquita

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29 July 2014

US federal appeals courts issue conflicting decisions regarding extraterritoriality in Alien Tort lawsuits against CACI & Chiquita

Author: John Bellinger, Lawfare (USA)

"Two New ATS Decisions: Fourth and Eleventh Circuits Split on Whether Claims Against CACI and Chiquita “Touch and Concern” the Territory of the United States", 27 Jul 2014 ...

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23 July 2014

[PDF] Antonio Carrizosa, et al v. Chiquita Brands International, et al

Author: USA Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

[Full text of the decision dismissing lawsuit filed by more than 4,000 Colombians who sought to hold Chiquita liable for the deaths of relatives killed in their country's civil war]

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1 July 2014

US appeals court rules lawsuit against CACI over alleged torture of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib can be heard in USA

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30 June 2014

Abu Ghraib Torture Victims May Sue U.S. Corporation, Appeals Court Rules

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights

Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that victims of torture and abuse in Abu Ghraib prison could pursue legal claims for their abuse against private military contractors. The appeals court ruling overturned a lower court decision that had...

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24 April 2014

Chiquita asks court to toss terror payments case [USA]

Author: AP, Washington Post

Chiquita…asked a…court…to dismiss lawsuits filed against [it] by relatives of…Colombians killed in a bloody civil war, contending the cases do not belong in a U.S. court…[The] attorney for…Chiquita [said]…that any legal action by the relatives should...

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