Nestle Child Slave Suit Hurts US Business, Justices Told

Law360, New York (October 26, 2015, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, cocoa industry groups and others urged the Supreme Court to undo a Ninth Circuit ruling reviving a suit by former child slaves who claim Nestle USA Inc. and other companies perpetuated slavery on cocoa plantations, arguing that the ruling would discourage investment and corporate human rights initiatives overseas.

In separate briefs filed with the high court on Oct. 21, the Chamber and other groups asked the justices to overturn the Ninth Circuit's ruling, which left Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Cargill Inc. Co. facing claims that they had aided and abetted slavery through their pursuit...

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