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Class Action Raising Predominantly Non-U.S. Law Claims Dismissed on the Basis of Comity
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Toyota Motor Corp. Securities Litigation , cv 10-922 DSF (AJWx) (C.D. Cal. July 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], addressed claims asserted both under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act... Read More

Ninth Circuit Refuses to Permit Case Involving Peppercorns and Trochus Buttons Proceed Against the Sovereign State of Pohnpei
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon AHPW, Inc., et al. v. State of Pohnpei, et al. , No. 09-17871 (9th Cir. Jun. 2011) (unpublished) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], addresses several... Read More

Spanish War Ship Sunk Since 1804, and Its Cargo, Immune from Suit in U.S. Under FSIA
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Odessey Marine Exploration, Inc. v. The Unidentified Shipwrecked Vessel, et al. , No. 10-10269 (11th Cir. Sept. 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees To Resolve Deep Circuit Split and Decide If Alien Tort Statute Permits Actions against Corporations
Posted on 10 Nov 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon We have followed the development of federal Circuit law on whether the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, and specifically the Torture Victim Protection Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1350 note § 2(a), create rights of action... Read More

Court Dismisses Both “Foreign Cubed” as Well as “Foreign Squared” Securities Claims Based on Morrison
Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

In the absence of appellate guidance, District Courts continue to apply or expand the ruling of Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd. , No. 08-1191 (June 24, 2010) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available... Read More

D.C. Circuit Majority Holds That, There Being No New Cause of Action Created by Alien Tort Statute
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By: Louis M. Solomon No Claim Exists Against U.S. Officials Individually, Whereas, Says the Dissent, a Cause of Action in the U.S. Would Exist Against Non-U.S. Officials for the Same Conduct Akran Mohammed Ali, et al. v. Rumsfeld, et al. , No. 07... Read More