Arab Bank Case May Show Trump's Corporate Liability Views

By Evan Weinberger (April 4, 2017, 9:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's choice to weigh whether a Jordanian bank can be sued for allegedly funding militant attacks in Israel could give the Trump administration the chance to lay down a marker on its view of corporate liability that would signal a break with his predecessor's.

The high court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from victims and the families of victims of Palestinian attacks inside Israel seeking to overturn a Second Circuit decision that barred them from suing Arab Bank PLC for allegedly funding militant groups under the Alien Torts Statute.

While the suit involves private plaintiffs seeking...

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