District Court in Eleventh Circuit Deepens the Circuit Conflict By Upholding Alien Tort Statute Claims Against Corporate Defendant

By Louis M. Solomon In re Chiquita Brands Int'l, Inc. Alient Tort Statute and Shareholder Derivative Litigation , Case No. 08-01916 (S.D.Fla June 2011), [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ] is multidistrict litigation of seven cases consolidated in...

Claim Alleging Derivative Possession of Good Allegedly “Taken” in Violation of International Law Still Precluded by FSIA

by Louis M. Solomon We discuss briefly the final installment (in the District Court) of the attempt to recover possession of a Van Gogh drawing allegedly sold away from the plaintiff's great-grandmother "under duress during the Nazi era in Germany for fraction of its fair value", Orkin...