The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived a long-running lawsuit claiming that Nestle SA and agribusiness company Cargill Inc. aided and abetted child slavery on cocoa farms in the Côte d’Ivoire. The ruling gives new life to the lawsuit brought in 2005 under the Alien Tort Statute on behalf of former child slaves who were kidnapped and forced to work on cocoa farms in the Côte d’Ivoire for up to 14 hours a day without pay. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the Central District of California last year found that the plaintiffs’ claims didn’t “touch and concern” the United States in such a way that would overcome the presumption against extraterritorial application of the ATS.