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Court Nixes WWII Reparations Claim

(CN) - The 3rd Circuit dismissed for lack of standing a lawsuit seeking interest on reparations from German companies over Nazi-era slave labor.

Under the Berlin Accords, German companies agreed to make payments to a reparations fund so that people seeking reparations would not have to file numerous costly lawsuits.

The federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled that because the joint statement is not a contract but a political document, it does not provide a private cause of action. The decision affirms a district court's dismissal of the contract complaints.

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