Anti-Terrorism Act Case Could Bring New Risks For US Cos.

Law360 (June 21, 2019, 2:23 PM EDT) -- Atchley v. AstraZeneca UK Ltd.,[1] an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, poses groundbreaking questions regarding whether a U.S.-based corporation can be held liable for terrorist acts based on a tenuous causal relationship derived from commercial transactions with a foreign government.

There is little existing law under the ATA, and Atchley seeks to expand liability under the statute in a manner that may have significant implications for how corporations conduct business abroad. As such, Atchley represents a potential new frontier of lawsuits in the mold of Alien Tort Statute cases like Jesner v....

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