Judge Revives $1B Bahrain Bribery Suit Against Alcoa

Law360, New York (November 8, 2011, 11:22 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday reopened a Bahraini smelter's long-dormant racketeering suit seeking $1 billion from aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. over its alleged bribery of government officials in Bahrain.

State-owned Aluminum Bahrain BSC claims Alcoa, the world's third-largest aluminum producer, bribed Bahraini officials over a 15-year period in order to induce the government-controlled metals company to pay top dollar for alumina, an ingredient used to make aluminum.

After staying discovery in March 2008 pending the conclusion of the U.S. government's investigation into the allegations, U.S....
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