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.


About Charles Donefer

I am an attorney in New York City.
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