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 Church of Sudan v. Talisman
Energ , 582 F...
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) . The decision deals with whether the Alien Tort Statute...
By Louis M.
John Doe VIII, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al. ,
No. 09-7125 (consolidated) (D.C. Cir. July 2011)
[ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], is a
112 page 2-1 majority decision
analyzing the scope...
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...