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A subsidiary of Eicon Technology was wrongly named in a Holocaust slave labour lawsuit, but the company has now been removed from the list of defendants. The complaint, filed against the company last Sunday in the US District Court, Eastern District of New York, accused it of the use of slave labour during World War II. The lawsuit was filed against a number of German and Austrian companies. On Monday this week, Chris Chiltern, Eicon's corporate marketing manager discoverd his company had been named as a defendant in the case when a journalist called to ask him for comment. "I immediately contacted the plaintiff's lawyers and explained that it had to have been a case of mistaken identity," he said. "This was very quickly substantiated and to their credit, they acted very quickly to remove Eicon from complaint." The mis-identification caused the company little or no damage, beyond the embarrassment factor, and the only the press have responded to the news. "We had no calls from any member of the public, and we have not seen any fall out from the incident," Chiltern said. By Tuesday, lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case filed an amended complaint removing Eicon Technology Diehl GmbH Co. & oHG from the lawsuit. "It is clear that a mistake had been made, which has now been corrected," the company said in a statement.®

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