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...
In an extraordinary ruling, Judge Howard Matz concluded
that "the Court throws out the convictions of Defendants Lindsey Manufacturing
Company, Keith E. Lindsey and Steve K. Lee and dismissed the First Superseding
Indictment." This ruling brought to an end the first FCPA case in which a...
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...