Spencer Willig

Spencer Willig

White & Case LLP

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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Beyond the Alien Tort Statute—Broadly Extending the Presumption Against the Extraterritorial...

Since the Second Circuit decided Filártiga v. Pena-Irala in 1980, plaintiffs have deployed the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) to great effect against multinational corporations. The statute — which had lain dormant since 1789 —...more

4/26/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. Royal Dutch Petroleum

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