Fulbright Briefing: 9th Circuit Weighs in on Corporate Liability and Exhaustion Under the Alien Tort Statute

A recent Ninth Circuit decision reiterated that corporations may be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") and clarified that the availability of relief under the ATS may rely on exhaustion of local remedies. On October 25, 2011, a divided eleven member en banc panel of the Ninth...