Ford, IBM, Daimler Dealt Setback In Apartheid Case

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 4:49 PM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to certify a bid by Ford Motor Co., Daimler AG and IBM Corp. for an interlocutory appeal on corporate statutory liability, a pivotal issue in a case accusing those corporations and others of aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin's order, issued Dec. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, referenced an April 8 opinion in which she rejected arguments by the three companies that the U.S. Alien Tort Statute...
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