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Supreme Court Hears Law on Human Rights Suits Against Firms

U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they may bar victims of overseas atrocities from using a centuries-old law to sue corporations for complicity, as the court weighed a case stemming from Middle Eastern terrorism. Hearing arguments Wednesday in Washington, the court’s …

Supreme Court Dismisses South Africans’ Apartheid Claims Against IBM, Ford

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by a group of black South Africans seeking to revive human rights litigation aiming to hold Ford Motor Co. and IBM Corp. liable for allegedly conducting business that helped perpetuate racial …

Supreme Court Says Nestle Must Face Liability Claim for Foreign Child Slavery

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Nestle SA, the world’s largest food maker, and two other companies to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold them liable for the use of child slaves to harvest cocoa …