Paul Hastings publishes article on corporate ATS Liability

Paul Hastings has released a new client alert about the Alien Tort Statute written by attorneys James Berger and Charlene Sun, both of the firm’s New York offices (article in PDF).  The take-away:

In a sense, the combination of Sosa’s adoption of an evolving standard of customary international law, a rule holding that corporations are proper defendants in ATS cases, and recognition of “aiding and abetting” liability under the ATS has created a “perfect storm” that will almost certainly lead to a continued uptick in ATS filings against corporations in the U.S. courts for events having no conceivable relation to the corporations’ primary business activities or to the United States.

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About Charles Donefer

I am an attorney in New York City.
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