US Supreme Court lets Egyptian Jews sue Coca Cola

The US Supreme Court declined Monday to consider a request by Coca-Cola Co. to halt a lawsuit brought against it by three Egyptian citizens living in Canada. The court's decision lets stand a ruling by an appeals court that allows the lawsuit to proceed. According to court filings in the case, the Bigio family moved to Canada after the Egyptian government expropriated their commercial property holdings in 1962. The Egyptian government has since ordered the Bigios' property to be returned, but the state-owned Egyptian bottling company has refused to comply, the appeals court said.