A farmer prepares to gather a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020.
Luc Gnago | Reuters
The Supreme Court docket on Thursday reversed a lower-court ruling that had allowed six individuals to sue Nestle USA and Cargill over claims they had been trafficked as little one slaves to farms within the west African nation of Ivory Coast that offer cocoa to the 2 large meals firms.
Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for almost all, mentioned the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the ninth Circuit had erred in permitting the go well with on the grounds that Nestle and Cargill had allegedly made “main operational selections” in the US.
The six people had sued underneath the Alien Tort Statute.
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