Thursday, October 5, 2006

Suit Against Corps for Slavery Profits

Appealing a dismissal by the district court, plaintiffs argued in the Seventh Circuit that their suit should proceed against more than a dozen companies for profiting from slavery. Many of the companies were in states where slavery was illegal, but supported the institution by financing slaveowners' purchases and insuring the slaves. Descendents of slaves argue lawsuit against companies should proceed, Jurist - Paper Chase, Sept. 28, 2006. Slave heirs again seek reparations, Detroit Free Press (reprinting Chi. Trib. story), Sept. 28, 2006

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