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9th Circuit ruling against World War II enslavement suits

[JURIST] The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday struck down a California statute purporting to grant World War II American POWs the right to sue Japanese and German companies for enslavement. The Court said that the statute was contrary to treaties signed by the US barring restitution for work done more than 50 years ago. Read Deutsch v. Turner [PDF opinion].

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