Justice Recusals Allow Apartheid Claims To Continue

Law360, New York (May 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A $400 billion lawsuit against 32 corporate giants — including Bank of America NA, ChevronTexaco Corp., Dow Chemical Co. and IBM Corp. — for allegedly helping the South African government continue its apartheid policies can move forward because the U.S. Supreme Court lacked a quorum to review a circuit court decision.

On Monday, the Supreme Court affirmed a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision that allowed the lawsuit, filed by South Africans who lived through the country's apartheid policies between 1948 through 1994,...
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