U.S. Judge Refuses to Dismiss Holocaust Case Due to Lack of Funding

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Tuesday, May 1, 2001
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
5
216
Abstract: 
On March 7, 2001, U.S. District Judge Shirley Wohl Kram refused to dismiss the case against German companies brought by former Holocaust-era slave laborers after she explained the foundation had not yet been fully funded. It was due to receive DM5 billion each from government and industry, but had received only DM3.6 billion from industry. After almost two years of difficult negotiations, the agreement provides that no money will be paid from the German foundation until “legal peace” has been achieved in the U.S. Hence, payments appear to have been delayed again…[more]