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Egyptian Jews to Sue Coca-Cola

An Egyptian Jewish family is planning to sue the Coca-Cola Company for damages, claiming that an Egyptian subsidiary is trespassing on their family property. The Bigio family was forced to leave Egypt in 1962 and its property was confiscated by the government. Egypt expelled over 25,000 Jews following the 1956 Suez Crisis, and the Bigios, who now live in Canada, say their property was taken because they are Jewish. The property was later sold to an Egyptian bottling company that is partially owned by Coca-Cola.

The Coca-Cola Company protested the lawsuit, saying that the Bigios should bring a lawsuit in Egypt. The United States Supreme Court accepted the family’s argument that they would be in danger if they filed suit in Egypt, and allowed the lawsuit to proceed.
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