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Doom and gloom for Alien Tort Claims Act plaintiffs?

Things aren’t looking good for human rights lawyers seeking to use ATS/ATCS, according to Michael D. Goldhaber at the AmLaw Daily: Could anything be worse for alien tort claimants than arguing before a hostile Supreme Court on corporate liability, as … Continue reading

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National Chamber of Commerce Weighs in on Sarei

The National Chamber Litigation Center, the legal arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has weighed in on Sarei and released its cert amicus.  Surprise of all surprises, here is what they think of the 9th Circuit opinion: In its … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup: Sarei, Sri Lanka, Exhaustion, Law Profs, Sikh Genocide

– Lawfare on Sarei v. Rio Tinto: In passing and without any supporting authority, the majority also invents an entirely new doctrine — that the act-of-state doctrine (which precludes the federal courts from inquiring into the validity of the public acts … Continue reading

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Don’t call it a comeback: Sarei v. Rio Tinto revived by 9th Circuit

Mining company Rio Tinto can be sued for genocide and war crimes allegedly committed in Papua New Guinea under the Alien Tort Statute, a split 9th Circuit said in an opinion released yesterday. (opinion in PDF) The case, Sarei v. … Continue reading

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