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The Anti-Defamation League reached a final settlement with a coalition of groups that filed a class-action lawsuit in 1993 accusing the Jewish defense organization’s California office of illegally obtaining information on them and their members. Under the settlement reached Tuesday in a federal court in Los Angeles, Arab American, African American, Native American and civil rights groups agreed to an injunction whereby the ADL will purge certain information, such as criminal arrest cards and Social Security numbers, from any files it holds on the plaintiffs.

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