Friday, October 14, 2011

Short article on the issue of corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute

As I said a couple of days ago, the cases pending before the US Supreme Court on the issue of whether plaintiffs have a right to recover from corporations under the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victim Protection Act (Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum are Bowoto v. Chevron) were scheduled to be discussed during today's Supreme Court's conference.  I will post any announcement on them as soon as I find out.  Meanwhile, here is a link to a short article on the subject from the National Law Journal.

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