Lawyers React To Supreme Court's Alien Tort Ruling

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a suit accusing Royal Dutch Shell PLC of aiding in human rights abuses, further limiting plaintiffs' ability to bring claims against companies for actions that occur on foreign soil. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the unanimous ruling in Kiobel et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum et al. is important.

William F. Auther, Bowman and Brooke LLP

"Although the Supreme Court moved away from the Second Circuit's easy answer — that corporate liability does not apply in...
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