Nestle Child Labor Ruling Blurs Alien Tort Law, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2014, 8:35 PM EST) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday urged the Ninth Circuit to revisit a panel's ruling reviving a putative class action against Nestle USA Inc., Cargill Inc. and others over alleged forced child labor, saying the decision will deepen confusion about the proper interpretation of the Alien Tort Statute and open companies up to protracted ATS litigation.

The Chamber of Commerce, joined by the National Foreign Trade Council, filed an amicus brief asking the Ninth Circuit to rehear en banc a three-judge panel's December ruling vacating...
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