Cisco Still Off Hook In China, Falun Gong Spying Row

Law360, New York (August 31, 2015, 5:14 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge refused Monday to vacate a ruling that Falun Gong practitioners failed to show Cisco Systems Inc. knowingly provided surveillance systems that the Chinese government used to persecute the religious group, holding a recent Ninth Circuit decision also asserting the Alien Tort Statute didn’t change his opinion.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila heard the arguments of practitioners of Falun Gong — a Buddhist philosophy that claims to promote truthfulness, compassion and forbearance — that a Cisco-made surveillance system called "Golden Shield" aided...
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Case Information

Case Title

Doe I et al v. Cisco Systems, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

May 19, 2011

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