U.S. judge dismisses apartheid claims against 2 German companies


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 aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in New York said the German companies could not be sued under a 1789 law, the Alien Tort Statute, allowing non-U.S. citizens to bring cases in U.S. courts over violations of international law. ...


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