Cisco Liable Under 9th Circ. Ruling, Persecuted Chinese Say

By Daniel Siegal (October 3, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Falun Gong practitioners on Friday urged a California federal judge to revive their suit alleging Cisco Systems Inc. orchestrated surveillance systems the Chinese government used to persecute the religious movement's members, saying they meet the standard set in a Ninth Circuit ruling reviving slavery allegations against chocolate companies.

In a motion asking U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila to reconsider last month's ruling dismissing the case, the plaintiffs argued that the judge must restore their allegations under the standard established in the Ninth Circuit's reissued ruling last month in John Doe I et al. v. Nestle USA Inc. et al., which...

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