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Court to Review Cases Freezing Holocaust Fund

April 28, 2001|Reuters

NEW YORK — A U.S. appeals court will hear arguments May 15 to determine whether a trial judge erred by refusing to dismiss Holocaust-related lawsuits against German companies, lawyers in the dispute said Friday.

The trial court's ruling in March was a blow to Holocaust survivors who had hoped the cases would be dropped so that a $5-billion German compensation fund could begin payments. The German government and corporations backing the fund will not release the money until U.S. litigation against German defendants is dismissed.

Both the plaintiffs and the German companies have filed motions with the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

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