United States Ninth Circuit

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Doe v. Nestle, S.A., 17-55435

Revived claims that manufacturers of chocolate products and other firms in the industry aided and abetted child slave labor on Ivory Coast cocoa farms. The companies contended that the complaint sought an impermissible extraterritorial application of the Alien Tort Statute. Reversing a dismissal order in relevant part, the Ninth Circuit held that the former child slaves must be allowed to amend their proposed class action complaint.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/10/23

Judges

  • Nelson

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

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