link Holocaust survivors met with officials on Capitol Hill to discuss legislation that will help them pursue a lawsuit against a French railroad company.Whatever company owns the railroad track better lookout, they'll be coming for you next, after all your railroad track carried the trains, or maybe the owners of the trees who supplied the wooden railroad ties, or whomever manufactured the train cars, or supplied the train wheels, or all the living relatives of those who once worked on the trains back then.............
Legislation introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) would allow survivors, family members and veterans a chance to sue SNCF in the United States
SNCF has never denied its actions, but has been able to claim immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976. The company claims it cannot be sued for its activities during the war even though it is a commercial entity because its shares are owned by the government.
The new legislation would ensure that a lawsuit could be brought by tailoring a narrow exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
The scope of the exception would be narrowed to railroads that are separate commercial corporations and engaged in deportations from 1942 to 1944
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