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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

USSC: Foreign Corporations Cannot Be Defendants in ATS Cases

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that foreign corporations cannot be defendants in suits alleging human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute.  The question, answered in Jesner v. Arab Bank, has been raised since the 2013 Kiobel case.  The ABA Journal has details.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2018/04/ussc-foreign-corporations-cannot-be-defendants-in-ats-cases.html

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