Over at SCotUS blog, Amy Howe has published a good summary of the latest case on the Alien Tort Statute before the Supreme Court. You can read it here. The case is Jesner v. Arab Bank which addresses the question the Supreme Court was supposed to decide but didn't in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum : whether corporations can be held liable under the ATS.
For my comments on Kiobel and other issues related to the Alien Tort Statute, go here and scroll down.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Chemerinsky on Supreme Court cases that affect the rights of injured victims to seek compensation in court
Erwin Chemerinsky has published a short comment on two recent Supreme Court opinions that have the effect of closing the courthouse doors to those who have suffered serious injuries. You can read the comment here.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The intermediate appeals court in Wisconsin has ruled that the state's $750,000 cap for non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The TortsProf blog has a summary of the court's conclusion here.