Case Law Summaries

Federal – Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute

FederalJesner v. Arab Bank, No. 16-494, decided 4/26/18.  The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, held that foreign (non-U.S.) corporations cannot be sued under the Alien Tort Statute – the federal law that allows foreign plaintiffs to use the U.S. federal courts to sue for alleged human rights and other tortious violations of international law. 

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