IBM, Ford not liable for ‘apartheid claims’ – US court

A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing Ford Motor and IBM of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era SA, reluctantly concluding the case does not belong in US courts.

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US court rules against liability of German companies for apartheid

daimlerA district court in the US has ruled German companies could not be held responsible for the atrocities committed by the former apartheid regime in South Africa. The decision came after years of legal disputes.

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French ban on Mercedes angers Germans

mercedesA ban by France’s socialist government on the registration of several top-end Mercedes-Benz models has infuriated the German luxury carmaker and forced Brussels to step in to try to defuse the growing dispute.
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