On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") does not have extraterritorial jurisdiction in a 9-0 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. [lexis.com subscribers can view the enhanced opinion...
By Ellen Bush Sessions , Eric A. Herzog and Spencer Persson
In a recent decision with implications for broker-dealers and other companies that do business in California, the California Court of Appeal considered whether the Federal Arbitration Act...
Businesses in the United States and United Kingdom initiated and faced slightly less litigation in 2011 than in 2010. But regulatory actions and internal investigations are climbing, according to the 2011 Fulbright Litigation Trends Survey .