UPDATE 1-U.S. judge dismisses apartheid claims against 2 German companies

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By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday said Daimler AG and Rheinmetall AG cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices. The plaintiffs in the case accused the two German companies, as well as U.S. firms Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp, of facilitating race-based crimes by selling products such as cars and computers to South African ...

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