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Product Liability Update - April 2014

Included in this Issue: ..United States Supreme Court Holds Due Process Forbids California’s Exercise of General Jurisdiction Over German Manufacturer in Suit by Argentinian Plaintiffs Involving Argentinian Subsidiary...more

Daimler AG v. Bauman: The US Supreme Court Significantly Limits Where Companies May Be Sued for Claims Unrelated to Their...

The US Supreme Court last week issued a major ruling that will significantly limit where corporations may be sued for claims that do not relate to business they may do in a particular place. In Daimler A.G. v. Bauman, the...more

More Than Another Alien Tort Statute Case: The Supreme Court May Limit Personal Jurisdiction

On October 15, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the first of two significant personal jurisdiction cases on the docket: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965 (cert. granted Apr. 22, 2013). At first glance,...more

International Litigation Update: Developments Concerning the Alien Tort Statute and Personal Jurisdiction

In the span of less than a week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., a decision concerning the reach of the Alien Tort Statute, and granted certiorari in Bauman v....more

The Supreme Court Again Revisits (And May Rein In) Personal Jurisdiction: Two Cases Now Up Next Term

On April 22, 2013, the Supreme Court granted review in another personal jurisdiction case: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, No. 11-965 (cert. granted Apr. 22, 2013). The question presented in DaimlerChrysler is “whether it...more

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

Supplemental Brief of Amicus Curiae The CATO Institute In Support of Respondents

Last term, the Supreme Court postponed its decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a case that initially asked whether the Alien Tort Statute — one of our oldest laws (1789), giving federal courts jurisdiction over...more

A Surprise Twist: U.S. Supreme Court Will Rehear Kiobel

On March 5, less than a week after oral arguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the Supreme Court ordered the case "restored to the calendar for reargument." The Court's order directed the parties to file new briefs on...more

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.

Brief of Amicus Curiae The CATO institute In Support Of Respondents

One of our oldest laws, the Alien Tort Statute (1789), grants federal courts jurisdiction over lawsuits brought by aliens for actions “in violation of the law of nations.” Courts have differed in their method...more

U.S. Court Has Jurisdiction Over Argentinian Employees' Claims Against Mercedes-Benz Argentina

Bauman v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., 2011 WL 1879210 (9th Cir. 2011) In this case, 22 Argentinian residents (including a Chilean national) sued DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft (“DCAG”) in federal court in California,...more

Kelley v. Nawas International Travel Service

(My litigation) The Ala. Sup. Ct.'s Determination to Enforce Forum Selection Clauses Against Ala. Residents Injured Abroad and...

Traveler abroad who contracted with a travel agent based in Connecticut who was seriously injured on trip is thrown out of court in Alabama based on forum selection clause in travel agent's brochure, despite argument that it...more

The SPEECH Act: speaking softly?

Amid the turmoil brought by rapid changes in the book industry, American authors and publishers have a little good news. They have recently been granted some protection from at least one threat, "libel tourism." Libel...more

Second Circuit Holds That Corporations Cannot Be Held Liable For Claims Brought Under The Alien Tort Statute

In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., Nos. 06-4800-CV, 06-4876-CV, 2010 WL 3611392 (2d Cir. Sept. 17, 2010), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed claims by Nigerian citizens against various...more

Pro Te: Solutio - Vol. 3, No. 3 - August 2010

In this issue: The United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010; Update On Tort Reform Caps: Are They Constitutional?; Not Just For Adults Anymore; and The Fully Informative, Yet Fully Understandable, OTC Label. Excerpt from The...more

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