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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Corporate Liability under Alien Tort Statute for Extraterritorial Human Rights Claims
Posted on 2 May 2012 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

by Brittany Prelogar, Laura Ardito and Jeanne Cook Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. is before the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue is whether corporations can be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute which permits aliens to file suit in U.S.... Read More

Jonathan Drimmer on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum Co. and the Alien Tort Statute
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by Jonathan Drimmer

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Jonathan Drimmer, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., discusses a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 621 F.3d 111 (2d Cir. 2010)... Read More

Talisman Energy and the Alien Tort Statute: The Continuing Threat of Secondary Liability
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by Jonathan Drimmer & Michael Lieberman

Two recent cases, Abecassis v. Wyatt , 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32731, and Lev v. Arab Bank , PLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16887, highlight the enduring enigmatic nature of the "purpose" standard for proving an ATS violation set forth in Presbyterian... Read More