D.C. and Seventh Circuits Decide the Issue of Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute

By: Judith A. Archer and Sarah E. O'Connell Fulbright Briefing Two circuit courts have recently addressed the issue of corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"). On July 8, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided John Doe...

D.C. Circuit Expands Federal Court Jurisdiction over Foreign Activities of U.S. Companies

By: Mark E. Nagle , Julie Mendoza , Donald B. Cameron, Jr. , Jeff M. Cohen The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Doe v. Exxon Mobil Corporation [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] allows non...

Seventh Circuit Joins Eleventh and D.C. Circuits in Finding Corporate Liability Available Under the Alient Tort Statute, Splitting with the Second Circuit in Kiobel

By Louis M. Solomon Biomah Flomo, et al. v. Firestone Natural Rubber Co. , No. 10-3675 (7th Cir. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] , addresses the issue of corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute...