In Sarei v. Rio Tinto, PLC , Nos. 02-56256, 02-56390,
09-56381, 2011 WL 5041927 (9th Cir. Oct. 25, 2011), the United States Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit became the latest Circuit to hold that corporations
may be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"), 28 U.S.C. § 1350...
by Brittany Prelogar, Laura Ardito and Jeanne
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. federal courts for violations of customary international...