Preview-US top court to hear corporate human rights case

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* At issue is reach of 1789 US law used to sue corps * Lawsuit accuses Shell of aiding Nigerian rights abuses * Ruling expected by the end of June By James Vicini WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court will weigh next week whether corporations can be sued in the United States for suspected complicity in human rights abuses abroad, in a case being closely watched by businesses concerned about long and costly litigation. The high court on Tuesday will consider the reach of a 1789 ...

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