2nd Circ. Won't Rehear Shell Human Rights Case

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 3:52 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Friday opted not to revisit its decision that corporations cannot be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute, declining to rehear a case accusing Royal Dutch Shell PLC of aiding human rights abuses in Nigeria.

In a decision split along the same lines as its earlier decision in the case, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied the plaintiffs' petition for a rehearing of their case against the oil giant. In a separate decision also...
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