Alien Tort Statute Returns To Supreme Court

Law360, New York (April 13, 2017, 12:28 PM EDT) -- Michael Littenberg

Nicholas Berg

David Rojas Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to address the question of whether companies can be liable in federal court for human rights violations under a 1789 law. Most appeals courts that have considered this question found that corporations can be liable for torts under the Alien Tort Statute. In Jesner et al. v. Arab Bank PLC, the Supreme Court will review a ruling by the Second Circuit, the lone dissenting circuit.

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