Thursday, October 25, 2007

US Court throws out case against Caterpillar by family of slain volunteer

Contributed by Lucia

"Rachel Corrie was killed by Israeli forces over four years ago while working in Gaza as a peaceworker with the International Solidarity Movement. Her family filed a lawsuit in US court against the American company which built the Caterpillar-brand bulldozer that killed Corrie, but that lawsuit has now been dismissed by a Judge in the US Court of Appeals.

The parents of Rachel Corrie, along with a number of Palestinian plaintiffs who each have a family member killed by a Caterpillar-brand bulldozer, have filed a motion for re-hearing. If the court refuses to re-hear the case, the plaintiffs will go to the Supreme Court......"

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