On October 12, 2007, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that US courts have jurisdiction under the Alien Tort Claims Act to hear certain tort claims brought by apartheid victims against companies that allegedly collaborated with the South African government in the maintenance of the apartheid regime. A number of large corporations - from BP and Exxon to CitiBank and IBM - have been named as defendants in the case.
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