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Tango0106 Jan 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

"Two indigenous tribes from Namibia are suing the German government in a US District Court in Manhattan, seeking reparations for an alleged genocide by their one-time colonial rulers more than a century ago.

The suit was filed by the Herero and Nama people on Thursday, and demands the right "to be included in any negotiation between Germany and Namibia," and that no settlements can be reached without their consent.

"There is no assurance that any of the proposed foreign aid by Germany will actually reach or assist the minority indigenous communities that were directly harmed," the plaintiffs' lawyer, Ken McCallion, said. "There can be no negotiations or settlement about them that is made without them."…"
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bsrlee07 Jan 2017 2:47 a.m. PST

So, my ancestors came from Britain, so the Italian Government should be sending me bucket loads of money because they were mean to my ancestors?

Unfortunately these sorts of actions only serve to line the pockets of already wealthy 'lawyers'

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Jan 2017 5:10 a.m. PST

I suspect it will be thrown out for lack of standing, or should be.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine07 Jan 2017 5:32 a.m. PST

Why are people from Namibia suing the German goverment in a US district court? Does a Manhattan district court have some jurisdiction over the German government?

Zargon Inactive Member07 Jan 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

The german cucks will pay and pay and pay.
Sharp stick

CorroPredo Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 9:37 a.m. PST

The Germans should counter sue because I KNOW there was some Germanic slaves in Numidia during the Roman Empire…

cosmicbank07 Jan 2017 9:43 a.m. PST

I think that is what the Manhattan Poject was about. (In a coming movie based on actual events) Starring Brad Pitt.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

apparently using the Alien Tort Statute : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_Tort_Statute

Going back to 1789 the act has taken on a life of its own recently with people coming to the US to sue other countries.

Tango0107 Jan 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Blutarski07 Jan 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

Since the Mesothelioma/asbestos litigation bonanza has dried up a bit, I'm sure that some elements within the legal profession are rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of setting precedent for the pursuit of compensation for historical injustices in the US civil court system. After all, the opportunities are endless; while they are working on the existing calendar, new "injustices" are being added to the record on a daily basis.

My nomination for the biggest payday: The Neanderthal Genocide at the hands of Cro-Magnon Man.

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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

.every war is a genocide…I;m tired of this ..worthless..are they going to sue all theGermans who still live there and keep there economy going …let em Sue…Next every tribe in southern Africa should sue the Zulus or matabeles..oh wait they don't have money..and there it is..Germany has been paying Namibia in Economic handouts for decades…everyone wants a handout..quit your crying..

Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 3:37 p.m. PST

My nomination for the biggest payday: The Neanderthal Genocide at the hands of Cro-Magnon Man.

A DNA test showed I have 1.9% Neanderthal blood. Let me find a lawyer…

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 4:17 p.m. PST

Go Neanderthals!

Shardik07 Jan 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

Fair enough, and as a person of Anglo-Irish descent I'm going to sue the French and Norwegians for the Norman invasion and aftermath. And hope that I don't get sued by some Welshman for the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain….

Silly I know, but no sillier than other instances of people having to pay the price for their ancestors actions

Bill N07 Jan 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act did not apply extraterritorially. That plus the sovereign immunity of the German State should make this an extremely difficult case for the plaintiffs to make.

Tango0107 Jan 2017 10:38 p.m. PST

Blutarski… you made me split my Malvec!… (smile)


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Legion 409 Jan 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

A DNA test showed I have 1.9% Neanderthal blood.
I think many of us do !

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