Nestlé, Cargill Funded Child Slavery, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, Los Angeles (November 7, 2017, 9:38 PM EST) -- Six victims of human trafficking once enslaved on cocoa farms told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that Nestlé and Cargill have aided and abetted slavery in the Ivory Coast by providing slave-owners money and lobbying against legislation that could have exposed those involved.

Their brief appeals a California federal judge’s March decision to toss Alien Tort Statute allegations against Nestlé USA and Cargill Incorporated Co. In that decision, U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled the former slaves failed to show how slavery in Cote D’Ivoire...
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Case Title

John Doe, et al v. Nestle, S.A., et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4190 Other Contract Actions

Date Filed

March 31, 2017

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