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May 22, 2001
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A U.S. judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit by former Nazi-era slave laborers against German companies. The decision by Judge Shirley Wohl Kram could help pave the way for payments to begin in mid-July from a $5 billion German fund for former slave and forced laborers, but representatives for the German companies involved in the fund said the one remaining slave labor lawsuit in California must be dismissed before payments can start.

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