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By Jane Schapiro

On October 21, 1996, lawyer Michael Hausfeld, with a staff of attorneys, filed a class-action grievance opposed to Union financial institution of Switzerland, Swiss financial institution company, and credits Suisse on behalf of Holocaust sufferers. The swimsuit accused the banks of, between different issues, performing because the leader financiers for Nazi Germany. On August 12, 1998, the plaintiffs and banks reached a $1.25 billion settlement.

            via designated examine, courtroom transcripts, and interviews with politicians, lawyers, historians, and survivors, Jane Schapiro exhibits how egos, personalities, and values clashed during this advanced and emotionally charged case. Inside a category Action presents an insider's view of a huge lawsuit from its inception to its end and may entice an individual attracted to human rights, reparations, and foreign law.

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