Courts Make Doing Good Abroad Bad For Business At Home

Law360, New York (January 14, 2016, 3:52 PM EST) -- Perlette Michele Jura

William E. Thomson Many U.S.-based multinational corporations have implemented corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in an effort to help address global social problems, including programs that try to help combat human rights and environmental abuses present in foreign countries supplying goods to the U.S. Unfortunately, these CSRs are increasingly likely to be used against those companies in multimillion dollar transnational supply chain lawsuits. More than 15 major U.S.-based multinationals faced such suits in 2015, and this number is likely to increase in 2016, in light of the Supreme Court's Jan. 11, 2016 denial of the petition for certiorari...

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