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Fourth Circuit weighs in on aiding and abetting standard for TVPA, circuit split persists

The Fourth Circuit dropped a bombshell yesterday, or at least what counts as a bombshell in this neck of the virtual woods. In Aziz v. Alcolac, the court took sides on a major circuit split regarding the aiding and abetting standard … Continue reading

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New ATCA/TVPA Suit Filed Against Former Mexican President Zedillo

From Business Wire: A lawsuit alleging war crimes and other crimes against humanity against Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, President of Mexico from 1994-2000, was filed Friday, September 16 in Connecticut federal court by the Miami law firm of Rafferty … Continue reading

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SCOTUSBlog spotlights Bowoto v. Chevron

Christa Culver of SCOTUSblog deems Torture Victims Protection Act case Bowoto v. Chevron a “petition to watch.” In a paralell to the Kiobel/Flomo split on whether corporations can be sued under ATCA/ATS, the 9th Circuit’s decision in Bowoto holds that corporations can … Continue reading

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